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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

2019-12-11
Wednesday

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Another blow to government’s bid to outlaw masks   Listenfacebook
The Court of Appeal has refused to suspend a landmark judgment by a lower court that ruled the government's ban on face masks unconstitutional. But the court warned on Tuesday that a full appeal is still going forward next month and people who flout the ban could find themselves in trouble if the government ultimately wins the case. Jimmy Choi reports:
Junior police chairman brands Hong Kong a ‘city of lies’   Listenfacebook
The head of the biggest police association has made an unprecedented attack on some of Hong Kong's elected representatives, accusing them of turning black into white and making things up on a daily basis to smear the force and the government. The chairman of the Junior Police Officers' Association, Lam Chi-wai, said the SAR has become a "city of lies". Sean Kennedy reports:
Power charge hikes offset by public money   Listenfacebook
Hong Kong Electric will raise its power charges by 5.2 percent next year while CLP tariffs will go up by 2.5 percent. But Hong Kong Electric's managing director said almost all households will actually pay less for power in 2020 thanks to the government's recent relief measures. The Environment Secretary, Wong Kam-sing, sidestepped questions on whether the administration is using taxpayer money to subsidise the rise in electricity charges. He said the money is being used to support the move towards clean energy, as well as to support the community during the current economic downturn. Mike Weeks asked Kitty Tam – a senior conservation officer at WWF Hong Kong - how useful it is any longer for Hong Kong’s power giants to switch to cleaner energy, such as natural gas, as the pace of global warming increases:
Carrie Lam says sorry to beaten pro-government DC candidates   Listenfacebook
Chief Executive Carrie Lam says she's been apologising to members of the pro-establishment camp for their crushing defeat in the recent District Council election, amid reports that some of those who lost will be given public posts. Nixie Lam from the DAB is one of the pro-government councillors who lost last month. The former Tsuen Wan District Councillor says the idea of political patronage doesn't serve the interests of Hong Kong. Lam told Annemarie Evans she's more interested in hearing from the Chief Executive on how she's going to heal society's rifts rather than her apology:
Games and exercise help reverse frailty   Listenfacebook
Playing video and board games could help elderly people from becoming frail. That's according to Chinese University researchers who conducted a three-month study involving 60 people. Besides playing games to improve their memory and attention span, they also did exercises to strengthen their muscles and heart and liver functions. The researchers say the health of 48 of the participants improved to the extent that they were no longer classified as frail. Professor Jean Woo, the director of the Jockey Club Institute of Ageing, was involved in the study. Ian Pooler asked her about the challenges faced by Hong Kong’s rapidly ageing population: