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


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Four jailed for joining banned June 4 vigil   Listenfacebook
Pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong and district councillors Lester Shum, Tiffany Yuen and Jannelle Leung have been jailed for up to 10 months for taking part in last year's banned June 4 vigil. Damon Pang reports:
National security police raid Chickeeduck store  Listenfacebook
Security police have raided a children's clothing shop in Tsuen Wan. They said they'd received a complaint that it was violating the national security law. Joanne Wong reports:
Suspected mutant case sends public housing block into lockdown   Listenfacebook
A public housing block in Chai Wan was locked down on Thursday night after one of its residents tested preliminary positive for a mutant variant of Covid-19. At 9pm, health officials descended on Fung Hing House, in Hing Wah Estate, to test people living there. Residents are expected to be sent for quarantine if the mutant case is confirmed. But in Pok Fu Lam, some people in a block of luxury flats are defying a quarantine order after a domestic worker there came down with a highly-infectious strain of the coronavirus. Jonathan Cummings, the regional head of a global brand consulting and design group, is among those refusing to leave. He spoke to Priscilla Ng:
Police urged to investigate spread of mutant strain  Listenfacebook
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Ho Pak-leung has called on the police to investigate whether several people infected with the N501Y Covid mutation deliberately concealed their movements around town, hampering efforts to trace close contacts. Maggie Ho reports:
Deep Water Bay beach goers ordered to get tested  Listenfacebook
One of the people recently confirmed to have the N501Y coronavirus variant twice visited a beach on the south side of Hong Kong Island last week. Everyone else who was there on those two days has now been ordered to get tested by Saturday, although it's unclear how health officials can enforce this. Priscilla Ng has the details:
Lack of supervision in pandemic blamed for rise in bullying  Listenfacebook
The Vice-President of the Hong Kong College of Psychiatrists, Dr May Lam, says the lack of supervision in school and elsewhere during the pandemic has seen a rise in childhood bullying. She was commenting on the arrest this week of two secondary school students over the repeated slapping and kicking of their 14-year-old schoolmate. Police allege the girls aged 13 and 14 attacked the Form Three student in March after accusing her of badmouthing them. The incident was apparently captured on video and went viral on social media. Mike Weeks asked Lam, who also sits on the board of children's charity group 'Variety', how common such extreme bullying is:
Producer of award-winning RTHK documentary series quits  Listenfacebook
The executive producer of RTHK's 'Hong Kong Connection', Paul Lee, has resigned. He reportedly quit after suggestions for new episodes on the Yuen Long gang attack in 2019 and the June 4 vigils were rejected by the broadcaster’s management. The news came just hours after an episode of the programme about the July 21 Yuen Long gang rampage won a prize at this year's Human Rights Press Awards. Two weeks ago, one of its producers, Bao Choy, was convicted over her investigative work for the documentary. There was also recognition in the press awards for Nabela Qoser, who will leave RTHK at the end of this month. Richard Pyne has the details:
Eight student representatives removed from CUHK committees  Listenfacebook
The Chinese University's student union says eight former executive members have been disqualified from various university committees. As Jimmy Choi reports, the representatives were all members of the now-disbanded student cabinet, Syzygia, which resigned en-masse in March following a move by the university to cut ties with it:
Pandemic leads to rise in family happiness  Listenfacebook
A survey conducted by the Polytechnic University has found that Hong Kong families are generally happier now than they were in 2019. The research team from the university's School of Nursing recently interviewed more than 1,300 families and found that many of them have a more positive outlook on life despite the onslaught of Covid-19. Dr Simon Lam, an associate professor at the school, told Janice Wong more about their findings: