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


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44 hospitalised for suspected food poisoning at camp  Listenfacebook
44 youngsters have been taken to hospital following a suspected food poisoning outbreak at a Jockey Club camp in Tai Po. News of that came as the Scout Association of Hong Kong made preparations to bring hundreds of its members back from an ill-fated world jamboree in South Korea. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Hopes for protection of endangered marine animals  Listenfacebook
The Advisory Council on the Environment says it hopes authorities will offer short-term solutions to protect endangered marine species that enter Hong Kong waters. The ACE acknowledged the measures the government planned to take but said it hoped short-term action could be taken in the meantime. Violet Wong reports:
Calls for proper burial of Sai Kung whale  Listenfacebook
The chair of the Hong Kong Dolphin Conservation Society, Taison Chang, has urged the authorities to ensure that the baleen whale that died in Sai Kung waters last week is buried properly so it does not negatively impact the environment. His call came after the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department announced it would bury parts of the huge carcass near High Island Reservoir West Dam after completing a necropsy of the whale. Chang told Anne Chan that authorities would recover the whale's bones for education and conservation purposes after its natural decay:
Govt urged to announce 2025 emission reduction targets  Listenfacebook
The CEO of the Clean Air Network says the government is overdue in announcing its emission reduction targets for 2025 and 2030. Patrick Fung was commenting after a new report from Hong Kong, Guangdong and Macau showed improving air quality - but worsening ozone levels - in the Pearl River Delta. He told Samantha Butler that the three governments were moving in the right direction with their climate goals but needed to speed up the implementation of policy measures:
Talks to enhance taxi services at cruise terminal   Listenfacebook
The Tourism Commissioner says authorities will enhance communication between the operator of the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and the taxi industry to strengthen taxi services at the terminal. As Elvis Yu reports, Vivian Sum made the announcement after the terminal operator called for more robust transportation to accommodate cruise passengers:
TKO hospital sends condolences to family of suicide patient  Listenfacebook
Tseung Kwan O Hospital has expressed its condolences to the family of a patient with depression, who disappeared from her ward over the weekend. As Anne Chan reports, her body was found on the podium outside a medical ward shortly after she went missing:
Govt applies to appeal against protest song ruling  Listenfacebook
The government has applied for permission to appeal against the courts' refusal to issue an injunction banning people from playing or performing the 2019 protest song "Glory to Hong Kong". As Frank Yung reports, the Secretary for Justice said it needed to “put forward views” on the matter:
Govt defends proposals for underperforming staff  Listenfacebook
The Civil Service Secretary has defended proposals to streamline dismissal proceedings for under-performing government workers. Ingrid Yeung says they will still be given plenty of opportunities to respond to criticism of their performance under the plan to expedite their dismissal. Frank Yung reports:
Legal challenges against Imran Khan's graft sentence  Listenfacebook
Former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan's lawyers have been attempting to launch legal challenges against his three-year sentence for graft that has ruled him out of contesting national elections. The former international cricket star was arrested at his home on Saturday and taken to jail for charges he has previously said are politically motivated. RTHK's South Asia correspondent, Murali Krishnan, told Kelly Yu more about the problems he faces: