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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:
Janice Wong and Mike Weeks

2020-05-19
Tuesday

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Large gatherings banned until at least June 4th  Listenfacebook
The annual Tiananmen candle-light vigil in Victoria Park is in doubt, with sources saying the ban on gatherings of more than eight people is to be extended for another two weeks, until June 4. The current restriction expires on Thursday. As Wendy Wong reports, no new Covid-19 infections were reported in Hong Kong on Monday:
Democracy stalwarts vow to fight on  Listenfacebook
Fifteen veterans of Hong Kong’s pro-democracy campaign have been granted bail after appearing in West Kowloon court. They are facing charges over their involvement in three anti-government protests last year. Timmy Sung reports:
Starry Lee re-elected House Committee chair amid chaos  Listenfacebook
The war of words between the pro-government and opposition camps continues after the forcible ending of the seven-month deadlock in the Legislative Council's House Committee and the election of a new chairperson. Pro-establishment lawmakers say their rivals may have broken the law while trying to block Monday’s election, while the pan-democrats called the vote illegal. Frances Sit reports:
Ted Hui says pan-democrats won’t give in to tyranny  Listenfacebook
The President of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung, says secretariat and security staff were obstructed in performing their duties and sustained injuries during Monday's House Committee meeting. He said a report has been made to the police. In a statement issued in his capacity as chairman of the council commission, Leung also rejected accusations that staff sided with the pro-government camp during the chaos, insisting they upheld the principle of political neutrality., The pro-democracy camp has said it won't recognise the DAB’s Starry Lee as the House Committee chairwoman. Janice Wong asked Democratic Party lawmaker Ted Hui what this will mean for future House Committee meetings and next week’s discussion of the national anthem bill:
IPCC defends 999 claim over Yuen Long station attack   Listenfacebook
The Independent Police Complaints Council has defended its finding that the 999 police hotline was deliberately flooded with calls during the gang attack on protesters and passengers at Yuen Long station last July. To back this up, it cited posts on an online forum calling on people to jam the system. But callers to an RTHK phone-in accused the police watchdog of distorting the truth. Priscilla Ng reports:
Investigation urged into controversial history exam question  Listenfacebook
The Examinations and Assessment Authority says a council meeting to decide whether to pull a controversial question in its DSE history exam has not yet reached a conclusion and there's no word yet on when it will meet again. The Education Bureau has ordered the authority to scrap the question on whether Japan did “more good than harm to China” between 1900 and 1945, saying it's biased and hurtful to Chinese people. Mervyn Cheung, chairman of the Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organisation, gave Mike Weeks his thoughts on the row:
Study highlights problems of schooling in subdivided flats  Listenfacebook
A study by a social service organization has found that many of those who have to take care of their children in the cramped environments of subdivided flats are suffering from depression during the coronavirus crisis. Natale Ching has the details: