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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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ICAC arrests managers of a publicly-listed money lender   Listenfacebook
Three senior executives from a publically-listed Convoy Global have been arrested for suspected corruption in a joint operation by the ICAC and Securities and Futures Commission. The shares of the firm and two others connected to it have also been suspended, as Damon Pang reports:
Chaos ensues in Legco over controversial rule changes   Listenfacebook
Pro-government lawmakers are threatening their rivals with action under the Legislative Council's Powers and Privileges Ordinance after members of the pro-democracy camp took vociferous action on Thursday to disrupt the debate on proposals to change the legislature's rules of procedure. It was the second day running that the debate on the controversial changes was held up, with the chamber at times descending into chaos. Legco President Andrew Leung urged lawmakers to exercise restraint and stay calm when the vetting of the proposals resumes next week. Ian Pooler asked Liberal Party chairman and Executive Councillor Tommy Cheung whether he has any confidence of this happening:
HK urged to develop housing for the elderly   Listenfacebook
The Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors has called on the government to partner with NGOs and developers to build housing specifically designed for the elderly. Under the group's proposal, people would pay a one-off lump sum of less than HK$3 million to rent a home in these developments where they could stay for the rest of their lives. These would be equipped with things like handrails and slip-resistant floors, and residents would have easy access to care centres and clinics. CK Chan, a fellow of the institute, told Ben Tse that developers are currently giving no thought to Hong Kong's rapidly ageing population:
Civil liberties chief worry of Amnesty HK as it marks 35 years   Listenfacebook
Amnesty International will hold a seminar on human rights in Hong Kong on Saturday - a day ahead of international Human Rights Day on December 10th. The seminar will look at the protection of human rights here since 1982 - the year Amnesty International Hong Kong was founded. Mike Weeks spoke to the human rights group's director, Mabel Au, and asked her first why Amnesty established a Hong Kong branch in 1982:
Operation Santa Claus 2017: Operation Dawn  Listenfacebook
One of the beneficiaries of this year’s Operation Santa Claus is Operation Dawn, which runs an addiction recovery centre on remote Town Island, which is also now known as Dawn Island, off Sai Kung. For electricity, it’s largely reliant on solar power, and it needs more panels for heating water. Radio 3’s Jim Gould went out to the remote island to have a look: