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


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Police warn against deep fakes  Listenfacebook
The police have urged people to beware of scams that involve new deepfake technology, in which scammers use artificial intelligence to replace, alter, or mimic someone's face in video or voice in audio. As Violet Wong reports, officers say people should avoid downloading suspicious apps, and limit access to their social media accounts:
Poor tenants still 'ripped off' on utility charges  Listenfacebook
The majority of poor tenants cannot tell if they are being overcharged for utilities, while most of them are still being ripped off on water fees by their landlords. That is the view of the Society for Community Organisation - or Soco - which says the government should crack down on this by increasing penalties. Aaron Tam reports:
CE's first year in office 'remarkable'  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee has held the top job for a year now. During his first year, his administration reopened borders, launched several initiatives to attract foreign talent and enterprises, and even made trips to the Middle East to foster connections. Regina Ip, the Convenor of the Executive Council, says Lee has had a 'remarkable' year addressing some of the most pressing issues facing Hong Kong including housing and labour shortages. But she told Janice Wong that more can be done to help the underprivileged:
HK prioritises further improving economy  Listenfacebook
Chief Secretary Eric Chan says Hong Kong is concentrating on improving the economy after it was put on the defensive during the Covid-19 epidemic and the social unrest of 2019. Chan also said he feels Hong Kong people are now happier. Ada Au reports:
HK's economy blossoming despite challenges  Listenfacebook
The Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, says Hong Kong's economy has continued to blossom since the handover in 1997, despite challenges. Leung Pak-hei reports:
Odisha sees its worst forest fires  Listenfacebook
Vulnerable tribes in the eastern Indian state of Odisha are mobilising community members across jungle belts to stop intense forest fires. Odisha has the country’s worst forest fires and in March alone, more than 640 large blazes were recorded - the highest for that period. Most were deliberately started. But a good portion of the fires are also natural, causing large-scale damage to flora and fauna. To mitigate fires at the community level, indigenous tribes and even the church are finding ways to protect the forests, as RTHK's South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, has been finding out:
US top court accused of playing politics over student loan forgiveness ruling  Listenfacebook
The US Supreme Court has been accused of politicking over judgements it handed down last week. The accusation came from one of its own judges after the court threw out President Biden's student loan relief scheme. Following the six-three decision, the Supreme Court's three liberal members joined together in a dissent penned by Justice Elena Kagan, which accused the court of overstepping its authority and substituting itself for "Congress and the executive branch in making national policy about student loan forgiveness." Mike Weeks asked RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, about this strong statement: