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


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Taskforce to look into District Council polls glitch  Listenfacebook
Results from the geographical constituencies of Sunday's District Council Elections gradually came in on Monday morning, after the polls were hit by a glitch in the electronic poll register system. Voting were extended by one-and-a-half hours to midnight as officials used printed copies of the register to issue ballot papers for the final hours of voting. The Chief Executive John Lee has ordered a task force to look into the glitch. Frank Yung reports:
DAB big winners in District Committees Constituencies elections  Listenfacebook
176 other members in the District Committees constituencies have been elected by government-appointed members of three local bodies. As Cecil Wong reports, the DAB has come out as the big winners:
Glitch shouldn't affect poll results, says expert  Listenfacebook
A public policy expert says he doesn't expect the glitch to affect the results of the polls, besides delaying the announcement of the winners. Professor Ho Lok-sang, Director of the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Institute at Lingnan University says the problem came relatively late in the day and shouldn't have affected the fairness of the elections. He spoke to Janice Wong:
Six arrested on election-related charges  Listenfacebook
A total of six people have been arrested in relation to the District Council polls. Sources said three of them are from the League of Social Democrats who allegedly tried to stage a protest in Central, while three others had allegedly incited others to cast invalid ballots or refrain from voting. All are being investigated by the ICAC, as Damon Pang reports:
Almost 1.2 voters cast ballots in geographical constituencies  Listenfacebook
Election officials say almost 1.2 million votes were cast in the races for the 88 directly-elected geographical constituency seats on Sunday -- representing 27.5 percent of the electorate. Top officials all cast their ballots early in the morning -- and encouraged voters to exercise their civic duty to do the same. Kelly Yu reports:
Measures in place to keep elderly vote fair: Chris Sun  Listenfacebook
Nearly 200 elderly community centres across the SAR participated in a government scheme to make it easier for older voters to cast their ballots. Welfare minister Chris Sun said measures were in place to make sure the arrangements did not affect their decisions. Kelly Yu reports:
Voters pleased with smooth DC poll  Listenfacebook
Voters were generally happy with how the vote was administered -- ahead of the glitch that resulted in queues at some polling stations. Our reporter Elvis Yu spoke to people who voted in Central and North Point and has this report:
Japan warned after accusations of maritime incursions on Diaoyu Islands  Listenfacebook
China has accused Japan of maritime incursions after a confrontation between the two country’s coast guards in waters around the Diaoyu Islands. Aaron Tam reports:
Eyes on US Fed meeting for signs of early rates cut  Listenfacebook
The US Federal Reserve’s last monetary policy meeting of 2023 is happening later this week. Analysts expect the Fed to keep rates steady on Wednesday for a third straight meeting, but investors will be watching for signs from policymakers that confirm the market’s view that the central bank will begin cutting interest rates as early as March next year. But RTHK's Washington correspondent, Barry Wood, told Ben Tse he doesn't think a rates reduction is in the cards just yet: