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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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Police investigate runaway school bus carnage   Listenfacebook
Police are investigating whether driver error or mechanical failure was responsible for an empty school bus rolling down a steep hill in North Point on Monday, mowing down pedestrians and ploughing across a busy intersection on King's Road before slamming into a shop. Four people were killed and 11 injured - three critically. Richard Pyne reports:
Runaway bus just the latest in string of HK crashes   Listenfacebook
The North Point crash came less than two weeks after six people were killed when a coach slammed into a stationary taxi on Tsing Yi and as a CityBus driver was jailed for two and a half years over a crash in Sham Shui Po last year. Three people died and 30 were injured in that accident. Timmy Sung reports:
‘Nothing wrong’ with HK passports carried by Huawei accused   Listenfacebook
The Immigration Department says its records show there's nothing untoward about the passports issued to Huawei's chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou. It had received numerous enquiries about the three SAR passports the daughter of Huawei's founder was carrying when she was detained in Vancouver on bank fraud charges. The department said the "assessment, issuance and cancellation" of the travel documents had been in strict accordance with relevant laws and regulations. Earlier, the Secretary for Security, John Lee, said holding more than one valid Hong Kong passport should not be possible. Maggie Ho reports:
DP pair to appear in court over rowdy Legco protest  Listenfacebook
Democratic Party lawmakers Andrew Wan and Lam Cheuk-ting will appear in Eastern Court on Tuesday charged over a rowdy protest in the Legislative Council earlier this year. They were arrested the day before after reporting to police as requested. Damon Pang reports:
Miscommunication blamed for food testing delays   Listenfacebook
Officials have blamed miscommunication for delays of up to six months in the testing of food samples by the Centre for Food Safety. The problem was highlighted recently by the government auditor, as Jimmy Choi reports:
Government study calls for massive increase in childcare places   Listenfacebook
The government is being urged to sharply increase subsidised childcare places. That's after a study it commissioned the University of Hong Kong to carry out recommended there should be about 100 places for every 20,000 residents. That translates to at least 35,000 places in total for Hong Kong. At the moment, there are just 700. The Welfare Secretary, Law Chi-kwong, told legislators the government accepted the recommendation and would work towards building more childcare centres. Susan Choy is the Director of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children. Ian Pooler asked her about demand for the society’s childcare services: