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


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Mom, schoolmates rejoice at missing boy's return  Listenfacebook
The mother of a schoolboy who was found alive after missing for a week said her son survived thanks to his "strong willpower". Matthew Tsang, who is 17, is said to be in a good condition in hospital after being found in Ma On Shan Country Park, after Typhoon Koinu swept past the city. Frank Yung reports:
HKMA warns against suspicious WhatsApp links  Listenfacebook
The Monetary Authority is warning members of the public about suspicious links on WhatsApp and other messaging platforms, saying there has been a sharp rise in fraud-related banking complaints. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Hundreds sought legal advice following JPEX scandal  Listenfacebook
Victims of the alleged fraud cases, involving the cryptocurrency trading platform JPEX, say the government should improve the regulation of investment courses offered to the public. At a press conference, they said they had been persuaded by instructors of some of these courses to invest in the unlicensed trading platform. Lawmaker Johnny Ng, who has been assisting the victims, spoke to Elvis Yu:
Two arrested on suspicion of money laundering  Listenfacebook
Customs officers have arrested two people, linking them to a money laundering case involving some $48 million in drug proceeds. Natale Ching reports:
24-year-old in custody for alleged doxxing  Listenfacebook
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data has arrested a man for alleged doxxing. He is accused of revealing personal details of a police officer and his family members without their consent. Violet Wong reports:
Syndicate hiring illegal dishwashers for restaurants  Listenfacebook
Immigration officers say they have smashed a syndicate that is said to have hired illegal workers to provide dish-washing services to restaurants. A total of 33 people were arrested. Damon Pang reports:
Deploy more MTR staff to help disabled access lifts  Listenfacebook
A social worker says the MTR Corporation should deploy more staff at train stations during rush-hour, to help prioritise lift usage for wheelchair and pram users, as well as people with luggage. Charley Li, a social worker from the Society for Rehabilitation says at some stations, it can take wheelchair users more than half an hour to reach exits, due to the location of lifts or the lack of signage over accessibility features. He spoke to Ben Tse:
Xi Jinping promotes Yangtze River Economic Belt  Listenfacebook
President Xi Jinping has called for further promoting the high-quality development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt to better support and serve Chinese modernisation. As Priscilla Ng reports, he made the remarks at a symposium he chaired on advancing the development of the Yangtze River Economic Belt:
Australians may reject Indigenous Voice in referendum  Listenfacebook
On Saturday, Australians vote in an historic referendum which could see the country change its constitution for the first time in almost 50 years. If the vote is for 'yes', an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice will be established - a formal body for Indigenous people to give advice on laws to Australia's parliament and government. Opinion is divided, even among Indigenous Australians. As RTHK's Australia correspondent Luke Hunt told AnneMarie Evans, polls suggest the likely outcome of the vote will be 'no':
Three Chinese dead, two missing in Israel-Gaza conflict  Listenfacebook
The foreign ministry says three Chinese nationals have been killed in the conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group, Hamas. Vanessa Cheng reports: