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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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DAB emerges top in district elections  Listenfacebook
The DAB party has emerged as the biggest winner in the district council polls, securing more than 40 percent of the 264 seats up for grabs. The party fielded 121 candidates and won 109 seats with a success rate of more than 90 percent. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Elections hailed as 'equal, fair and open'  Listenfacebook
The liaison office in Hong Kong says there was wide participation in the district polls and they fulfilled the last mile of implementing the 'patriots governing Hong Kong' principle. Violet Wong reports:
Electoral authorities apologise for voting glitch  Listenfacebook
The Electoral Affairs Commission chairman has apologised about a system glitch that delayed voting in the elections and says he would be 'fine' if he ended up being held accountable for the error. David Lok said he was embarrassed that voters could not cast their ballots due to a fault in the electronic voting system. Wendy Wong reports:
Glitch may have reduced voter turnout  Listenfacebook
Liberal Party chairman Peter Shiu has called the electronic poll register system failure "regrettable" and said it had disappointed many voters. Vanessa Cheng reports:
27.5 percent voter turnout 'within expectations'  Listenfacebook
Political commentator Sonny Lo says voter turnout for the elections fell within analysts' forecasts of between 25 and 30 percent. Professor Lo, who is also the acting community college principal at HKU SPACE, said the fact that almost 1.2 million people voted showed the government had to be responsive to people's needs. He also told Kelly Yu that it was hardly surprising that the DAB party came out on top:
DAB to work with other parties to improve governance  Listenfacebook
The DAB party says it will work closely with other parties after emerging on top in the district polls. Holden Chow, a vice chairman with the party, says it will open more offices across the SAR, as well as deploy more people and resources to provide better services in neighbourhoods. He also told Samantha Butler that although the glitch may have discouraged some voters, the success of the polls was not solely determined by the turnout rate:
NPP result blamed on district revamp and voting glitch  Listenfacebook
New People's Party vice-chairman Lai Tung-kwok says he is satisfied with the party's performance in the elections. In total, the party fielded 29 candidates, 15 of whom won seats. But only five of the 17 candidates fielded in the geographical constituencies won. Lai said a system malfunction that briefly halted voting on election night was partly to blame. He spoke to Elvis Yu:
Vacant schools to be converted into light public housing  Listenfacebook
The government says the construction cost of the second phase of its light public housing project will be significantly lower than predicted. The project will see five vacant schools converted into flats. Wendy Wong reports:
Google admits Gemini video was edited to look better  Listenfacebook
This week's Tech Tuesday looks at Google's latest AI model, Gemini. Google claims Gemini outperforms rival, ChatGPT, and shows an ability to understand a wide range of visual content and complete a variety of tasks. But doubts arose when it was revealed that a video demo showing Gemini's real-time responses to spoken prompts and videos had been heavily edited. Raj Shroff and Violet Wong find out more:
Chinese, Philippine vessels face off in South China Sea  Listenfacebook
Beijing has described moves by the Chinese coast guard against Philippine vessels in the South China Sea as "professional" and "restrained". As Kelly Yu reports, China says it has "lodged stern representations" with Manila: