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


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Possible solution to glitches in air traffic control system  Listenfacebook
A fix for the problems plaguing Hong Kong's new air traffic control system may have appeared on the horizon. Aviation authorities say the manufacturer of the Autotrac III system has found a solution for a malfunction on Tuesday, which resulted in outbound flights being suspended for 15 minutes. But as Timmy Sung reports, the US-based Raytheon Company says the solution won't be available for at least another two weeks:
Two LegCo vacancies to be announced next week  Listenfacebook
The process to hold a legislative council by-election is set to begin. The President of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung, says the council will formally declare early next week that two seats have been vacated by disqualified Youngspiration legislators-elect. This is despite the two – Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching - still mulling whether or not they'll make a final appeal over the court ruling to strip them of their seats. Priscilla Ng reports:
Leung Kwok-hung misconduct case welcomes LegCo staff testimony  Listenfacebook
Legislative Council secretaries will be allowed to testify in a misconduct case involving lawmaker, Leung Kwok-hung, after a bid to prevent this was voted down. The League of Social Democrats lawmaker denies failing to declare donations he received from media tycoon, Jimmy Lai. Some pro-democracy lawmakers, who don't want the secretaries to testify, are concerned this will open the way for the government to suppress opposition lawmakers. Damon Pang reports:
More premium taxis launched to meet growing demand  Listenfacebook
Transport sector lawmaker, Frankie Yick, says he believes there's a demand for a premium taxi service in Hong Kong, following the launch of a new fleet of 60 such taxis, with larger interiors and luggage space. This comes after the government revealed plans to introduce premium taxi franchises, in a bid to monitor the taxi trade in light of surging complaints. Yick told Ian Pooler that he believed people were willing to pay more for a better ride, especially during rush-hour traffic:
Operation Santa Claus 2016: Silence Limited  Listenfacebook
Operation Santa Claus is the annual charity campaign organised by RTHK and the South China Morning Post. This year, it's supporting 23 charities, one of which is Silence Limited, which tries to serve the needs of, as well as inspire, people with hearing impairment. Sandra Lam spoke to Willy Kwong, the Head of the Centre at Silence Limited: