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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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Judicial taskforce looks at shifting logjam of protest cases   Listenfacebook
The ongoing anti-government protests dominated Monday's ceremony to mark the start of the new legal year. Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma fended off criticism that the courts are moving too slowly in dealing with cases relating to the unrest, saying time is needed for the sake of a fair trial. He also said getting judges to sit for longer hours could be one way to clear the huge backlog of cases. Damon Pang has the details:
Chief Justice lauded for emphasis on fair trial   Listenfacebook
A former Bar Association chair Audrey Eu welcomed the speech by Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma and his emphasis on the presumption of innocence and the importance of fair trial. But the Civic Party member said she was disappointed that there was no mention at all of police brutality by Ma and others at the opening of the legal year. Mike Weeks asked Eu what her biggest take away was from the speeches at the opening of the new legal year:
Security beefed up as students return to PolyU  Listenfacebook
Classes resumed on Monday at Polytechnic University, which was the scene of the worst violence Hong Kong has seen in the past seven months of anti-government protests. Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens injured as police laid siege to the PolyU campus in November. Security there has been stepped up, as Violet Wong reports:
Bangkok records first case of Wuhan virus outside of China   Listenfacebook
Thai officials have confirmed that a tourist from China who arrived in Bangkok last week was infected with a new coronavirus believed to have triggered the pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan. It's the first case outside of China. The World Health Organization says it is working with both Chinese and Thai officials on the matter, as Jimmy Choi reports:
Ocean Park seeks HK$10 billion for 7-year revamp   Listenfacebook
Ocean Park has confirmed it's seeking a one-off HK$10 billion injection of public funds for a major revamp over the next seven years to try to turn its fortunes around. As Timmy Sung reports, this will spell the end for its dolphin show and some of its most iconic rides, as they are replaced with 26 new attractions:
Queen ‘supportive’ of Harry and Meghan’s ‘new life’ wish  Listenfacebook
Britain's Queen Elizabeth has issued a statement saying that the royal household is taking the first steps towards granting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex their wish to step back from front-line duties. In a highly personal statement, the Queen said that both she and her family are 'entirely' supportive of Prince Harry and Meghan's desire for a new role but "would have preferred" them to remain full-time working royals. Ian Pooler asked UK correspondent Gavin Grey if this is just a holding statement in the middle of what are clearly complex negotiations: