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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 shocking immolation attempt   Listenfacebook
Police are treating as attempted murder the most shocking case of violence yet witnessed in the past five months of anti-government protests in Hong Kong. A 57-year-old man is in critical condition in hospital after being doused with flammable liquid and set on fire during a confrontation in Ma On Shan on Monday. Janice Wong reports:
Protester shot by police in critical condition   Listenfacebook
A 21-year-old man was also critically injured on Monday morning when the apparently unarmed protester was shot at close range by a policeman in Sai Wan Ho. Timmy Sung has the story:
Police arrest more than 260 people in Monday of unrest  Listenfacebook
Citywide protests continued into the evening hours of Monday, as an appeal from Chief Executive Carrie Lam for everyone in Hong Kong to remain calm fell on deaf ears. On Tuesday morning, the bomb squad was reported to be out in Whampoa Garden. There were also further online calls for more disruptions across the city. Earlier, police fired tear gas and used water cannon to clear groups of black-clad protesters, who set fires, blocked roads and caused property damage. Richard Pyne has the details:
Universities suspend classes for a second day  Listenfacebook
Nine universities have announced that classes will be suspended for another day on Tuesday. The University of Hong Kong and Hang Seng University both cited possible traffic disruption for their decision. Baptist University has also decided to cancel its upcoming graduation ceremony which was to have been held from Thursday to Monday, following a comprehensive risk assessment. Five students from Hong Kong University were arrested on Monday, amid chaos as police entered campuses and fired tear gas to disperse protesters. Candice Wong has the story:
Former IPCC member says police are escalating their actions   Listenfacebook
A former member of the Independent Police Complaints Council, Kenneth Leung, isays the way the force handled Monday’s protests and disruptions to traffic and transport was “alarming”. The pro-democracy lawmaker said there was definitely an escalation of force, with officers more willing to draw their revolvers. He spoke to Mike Weeks:
Police accused of privacy breach in alleged rape case   Listenfacebook
Lawyers for a woman, who alleges she was raped by officers at Tsuen Wan police station, say the force appears to have systematically worked to discredit her and undermine her criminal complaint. Richard Pyne reports:
Operation Santa Claus 2019: HK Paediatric Rheumatism Association   Listenfacebook
One of the beneficiaries of this year’s Operation Santa Claus campaign is the Hong Kong Paediatric Rheumatism Association. Margaret Kan is the chair of the group: