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Hong Kong Today
Hong Kong Today
RTHK's morning news programme. Weekdays 6:30 - 8:00
Mike Weeks and Ian Pooler


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Violent video evidence heads double murder case against Jutting  Listenfacebook
Jurors are expected to see graphically violent video evidence on Tuesday in the double murder trial of Rurik Jutting. The Hong Kong-based British former banker is charged with murdering two Indonesian women two years ago. As his trial opened yesterday, he tried to plead guilty to lesser charges of manslaughter, citing diminished responsibility. But prosecutors rejected that and are pressing ahead with murder charges. Damon Pang reports:
Pan-democrats targeted by vote rigger   Listenfacebook
The District Court has convicted three men of trying to rig local elections last year. A waiter was found guilty of offering hundreds of thousands of dollars to induce localists to take part in the District Council polls. The judge said his intention was clearly to dilute the vote of the pan-democrats. Two localist activists were also convicted of conspiring to engage in corrupt practices, as Timmy Sung reports:↓
LegCo president under cosh over oath taking   Listenfacebook
Pressure is mounting on the President of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung, over the swearing-in of the two Youngspiration politicans elected to office. The next full meeting of Hong Kong’s legislature is on Wednesday, but Leung has yet to decide whether to let Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching retake their oaths. The opposition camp insist they should be given a second chance according to Legco's Rules of Procedure, but pro-establishment councillors are demanding the swearing-in be suspended until the High Court reviews Leung's original decision. Last week, they staged a walkout to prevent the Youngspiration duo from retaking their oaths. Priscilla Leung is a pro-establishment lawmaker from the Business and Professionals Alliance. Mike Weeks asked her if she was worried that last Wednesday’s walkout had damaged the pro-government camp:
Mandatory food recycling “needed”   Listenfacebook
The Environment Secretary has hailed a 7 percent drop in the amount of food dumped in landfills last year as a sign of the progress being made in cutting food waste in Hong Kong. Wong Kam-sing also says the government hopes to devote more manpower to monitor the recycling of food waste. Angus Ho is the Executive Director of Greeners Action. Ian Pooler asked him for his reaction to the 7 percent drop:
HKU nanobots set to battle cancer  Listenfacebook
A University of Hong Kong chemist has developed an ultra-small robot that might one day be able to fight cancer. The nano-robot is smaller than a red blood cell. It can be programmed to follow an ultra violet source making it potentially useful in targeted drug treatment. Dr Tang Jingyao spoke to RTHK's Sum Lok Kei: