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


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Foreign judges vow to stay on HK's top court  Listenfacebook
The remaining foreign judges from Britain, Australia and Canada have said they will stay on Hong Kong's top court, following the resignations of two British judges. According to an AFP report, some of the judges who will remain said it was more important than ever to support the work of the courts at what they called a "critical time" in the history of the SAR. Ben Tse reports:
CE slams resignations as politically motivated  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive Carrie Lam has called the resignations of the two British judges politically motivated. As Wendy Wong reports, the CE stressed it was incorrect to suggest that overseas judges were endorsing the government simply by sitting on Hong Kong courts:
HK's daily Covid tally drops to 6,646  Listenfacebook
For the second day in a row, the number of new Covid infections in Hong Kong is below 7,000. But as Damon Pang reports, health authorities insist Hong Kong is not yet in the clear:
Residents return as Covid flight ban lifted  Listenfacebook
Stranded Hong Kong residents have started to return to the SAR, after an overseas flight ban ended. Some 2,000 passengers are expected to arrive from nine previously-banned countries. Timmy Sung reports:
Leaders of defunct CTU questioned by police  Listenfacebook
The now-defunct disbanded Confederation of Trade Unions is now at the centre of a police investigation. RTHK has learnt that several former leaders of the now-disbanded union group have been taken away by officers over an alleged violation of the Societies Ordinance. Jimmy Choi reports:
Police may attract recruits looking for iron rice bowl  Listenfacebook
A risk consultant says police have had difficulty filling vacancies since the 2019 social unrest, when they were on the frontlines of tackling anti-government protesters. Steve Vickers, CEO of Steve Vickers and Associates, says it is smart to widen the pool of recruits to outside of Hong Kong. He was commenting after the force announced that permanent residents could apply for police jobs without having lived here for at least seven years. Vickers told Samantha Butler that in the current economic climate, people might be looking for more iron rice bowl jobs:
Shanghai begins second phase of lockdown  Listenfacebook
Shanghai authorities have called on residents to cooperate with strict measures imposed to contain the Omicron wave of infections, as a four-day lockdown for mass Covid testing of residents of Puxi, the area of the city west of the Huangpu River, begins on Friday. Frank Yung reports:
HKSPC vows foster home reform  Listenfacebook
The Society for the Protection of Children says it will completely reform the management of its foster home after more 30 staff members were arrested over alleged child abuse. As Violet Wong reports, the head of the society says the revamp is needed to restore public trust in the care home:
Drug use in HK rises amid pandemic  Listenfacebook
The latest government figures show the number of drug abusers jumped by nearly half last year. And as Kenny Hodgart reports, authorities have expressed concern that some people may turn to drugs because of the pandemic:
Pakistan PM stands firm amid no-confidence motion   Listenfacebook
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan is facing the biggest political test of his career as the opposition prepares to move a no-confidence motion against him in parliament and bring down his government, which has ruled the country since August 2018. The crisis deepened this week when the main coalition partner in Imran Khan's government struck a deal with the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party to remove him. Ben Tse asked RTHK's South Asia correspondent Murali Krishnan why Khan's coalition partner - Muttahida Quami Movement Pakistan or MQM - jumped ship to move against him: