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

2019-07-23
Tuesday

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Michael Tien calls for top police to go over Yuen Long attack  Listenfacebook
Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien says the police force needs to be held accountable for its slow response to Sunday’s violent attack on people at Yuen Long MTR station that left over 45 people injured. The pro-government legislator said the explanation by the Police Commissioner, Stephen Lo, that it took his officers almost an hour to respond to emergency calls because the 25,000-strong force was over stretched, just doesn't add up. He was speaking to Mike Weeks about the events of Sunday night:
Yuen Long left in stunned shock as police make arrests  Listenfacebook
As of Tuesday morning, six people had been arrested for illegal assembly over Sunday’s violent attack at Yuen Long station. A police source confirmed that some of those detained have triad gang backgrounds. As Timmy Sung reports, residents in the North West New Territories town are still in shock, with shops closing early on Monday amid fears that violence could return to Yuen Long:
Junius Ho denies links with Yuen Long attackers  Listenfacebook
The Tsuen Wan office of pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho has been vandalized, with parts of a glass wall shattered. The office was closed on Monday but still around 100 activists surrounded it, accusing Ho of involvement with the thugs who attacked people in Yuen Long. He denies the claim, despite video footage that appears to show him warmly greeting a group of people in white T-shirts soon after Sunday night's attack. At a highly-charged press conference, he condemned the use of violence but then argued it was only natural for the residents of Yuen Long to defend their home town from rioters. Jimmy Choi reports:
Chamber of commerce joins calls for an independent inquiry  Listenfacebook
The pro-democracy camp on Monday demanded an independent inquiry be set up to investigate the Yuen Long violence. It said the failure of the police to take immediate action to halt the violence was a form of cooperation with those who carried out the attack. The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce has also joined the call but for an independent investigation of the whole crisis sparked by Carrie Lam's bid to rush her extradition bill through the Legislative Council. The business group strongly condemned Sunday night's violence in both Yuen Long and Sheung Wan, where anti-extraditon protesters fought pitched battles with police after defacing Beijing's liaison office. Todd Harding has the details:
CE vows to bring Yuen Long attackers to book  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, and members of the Executive Council came out on Monday afternoon to condemn the violence both in Yuen Long and in Sheung Wan on Sunday night. Flanked by her principal officials, Lam stressed the government does not condone violence of any kind and that officers would pursue the culprits. Wendy Wong reports:
Liaison Office head condemns vandals  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam spoke a few hours after the director of Beijing’s liaison office, Wang Zhimin, came out to condemn the attack on the office. He said protesters who gathered outside the complex in Western on Sunday night not only challenged the rule of law, but also the authority of the central government, along with China’s sovereignty, security and dignity. Maggie Ho reports:
Posting of senior officials’ personal information quickly removed  Listenfacebook
The privacy commission has received more than 300 complaints over the leak of personal data of top officials online during the extradition-bill crisis. Some internet users have apparently posted the mobile phone numbers and other information of figures like the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, police officers and lawmakers. Ian Pooler asked the privacy commissioner, Stephen Wong, what his office has been doing to stop the spread of such personal information: