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


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Three CX crew fired over claims of discrimination  Listenfacebook
Cathay Pacific has fired three of its flight attendants over claims of discrimination against passengers who do not speak English. It earlier apologised over the incident, which has sparked outrage on the mainland. Vanessa Cheng reports:
More appeals allowed over acquittals in NSL trials  Listenfacebook
Prosecutors will be given more opportunities to appeal against any acquittals in national security trials, under new legislation planned by the government. It says this does not undermine the principle that a person cannot be tried twice on the same charges, as Priscilla Ng reports:
JoyYou card abusers may face heavier fines  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says government departments need to step up efforts to prevent abuse of the two-dollar transport fare concession for people aged 60 and over. His remarks follow calls in Legco for heavier fines for abusers, and comments from a former transport minister that the government should never have lowered the age limit for the subsidy scheme because of the burden it would place on public finances. Hailey Yip reports:
Police asked to probe withdrawals from organ donor register  Listenfacebook
The Chief Executive says he has told the police to investigate what he says are attempts to disrupt Hong Kong's organ donation system ahead of a planned cross-border organ-matching scheme. John Lee was speaking after the government accused some people of “vilifying” the system, following a substantial surge in withdrawals from its organ donation register this year. Wendy Wong reports:
Assurances that local organ donations won't cross the border  Listenfacebook
The Hospital Authority says the demand for local organ donations far outweigh the supply. It pointed out that because of this, the chance of organs donated here ending up on the mainland is pretty low. The comments came after HA officials visited the mainland to learn about organ donations and transplants there, as part of the plan to establish a cross-border organ-matching scheme. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Well-off public housing tenants under scrutiny  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong's biggest provider of public housing is expected to discuss a shake up of its rules aimed at ensuring that low-cost homes only go to people who need them. Mike Weeks reports:
Wong Tai Sin school not allowed private P1 class  Listenfacebook
The Education Bureau has ruled out private classes as an alternative survival plan for a Wong Tai Sin primary school. As Elvis Yu tells us, the school will be barred from running primary one classes in the new academic year because it does not have enough pupils:
Study suggests native turtles on brink of extinction  Listenfacebook
A study suggests that three species of freshwater turtles native to Hong Kong are being hunted to extinction. Lingnan University says the critically endangered Golden Coin Turtle and Big-headed Terrapin, and the endangered Beale's Turtle, are likely to become extinct within three to five years, due to being hunted for the pet trade. One of the researchers, Professor Sung Yik-hei, spoke to Vicky Wong:
SFC to regulate virtual asset trading  Listenfacebook
The Securities and Futures Commission says it will start regulating virtual asset trading business here from next month. As Ada Au reports, the financial markets regulator says retail investors may start trading through licensed virtual asset platforms soon:
China scales down rescue efforts of capsized vessel  Listenfacebook
China has scaled down rescue efforts for the missing crew of a fishing vessel in the Indian Ocean. The boat had capsized last week with 39 sailors on board. Annemarie Evans reports:
Sinopec to enter Sri Lanka's fuel market  Listenfacebook
Petroleum giant Sinopec has signed an agreement with Sri Lanka to enter the country's retail fuel market. It comes as the country struggles to resolve a worsening energy crisis amid an unprecedented economic upheaval. Aaron Tam reports: