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


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Tatler Asia urged to respond to refund calls  Listenfacebook
The authorities say they have a better idea of what to include in contracts for "mega events" following Sunday's much-hyped friendly football match between the Hong Kong team and Inter-Miami. Fans booed the event after paying thousands of dollars to see football star Lionel Messi play, but he stayed on the bench due to an injury. As Damon Pang reports, Chief Executive John Lee said the organisers behind the match should respond to calls for a refund:
Man suspected to have been run over by plane  Listenfacebook
A man has died at the airport after apparently being run over by a plane. The Airport Authority said it was thought that the man was not wearing a seat belt when he fell out of a vehicle. As Brigitte Pu reports, police arrested the driver for suspected dangerous driving:
Bar Assoc: Defendants' rights must be protected  Listenfacebook
The chairman of the Bar Association says the government must strike a balance between protecting people's rights and safeguarding national security when it draws up new domestic laws under Article 23 of the Basic Law. Victor Dawes was commenting as the government undertook a public consultation on the local security legislation. Anne Chan reports:
Surge in fraud cases boosts crime by a third  Listenfacebook
According to official statistics, crime rose by almost a third in 2023 from the previous year. Police Commissioner Raymond Siu said there were more than 90,000 crimes recorded in Hong Kong last year. Vanessa Cheng reports:
Fmr Apple Daily publisher testifies against ex-boss  Listenfacebook
The national security trial of Apple Daily founder Jimmy Lai has heard that he sought influential figures to highlight concerns about an extradition bill ahead of a massive rally in 2019. That is according to a former senior employee who testified on Tuesday, as Natale Ching reports:
Refund of A&E fees to be trialled to ease queues  Listenfacebook
Health Secretary Lo Chung-mau says public hospitals will launch a trial aimed at discouraging patients with minor ailments from going to Accident & Emergency Departments during the Lunar New Year holiday. Wendy Wong reports:
'HA needs to provide more doctor services over LNY'  Listenfacebook
A patients' rights activist says if the government wants to address waiting times at Accident & Emergency Departments during holiday periods, it should extend the hours of its General Out-patient Clinics. Alex Lam, chairman of Hong Kong Patients Voices, was commenting after authorities announced a new 10-day trial during the Lunar New Year break, to give refunds to people attending A&E. The idea is that once patients discover the long waiting time, they will instead opt for a refund and go to the private sector. But Mr Lam says during holiday periods, private clinics are closed and patients have no other choice. He spoke to Azam Khan:
Deposit protection limit raised by 60 percent  Listenfacebook
The Deposit Protection Board has proposed raising the protection limit of deposits to HK$800,000 in the fourth quarter this year at the earliest. As Chloe Feng reports, the move would provide a better buffer for depositors and ensure the stability of banks:
Dietician warns against CNY over-indulgence  Listenfacebook
A Hospital Authority dietician has called on people to pay more attention to what they eat during the upcoming Lunar New Year period, saying people tend to gain weight or come down with health complications after indulging in various traditional new year delights. Grace Lui, dietician in-charge at the North District Hospital, said people should enjoy their new year dishes and snacks in moderation, adding that those with high blood sugar, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, need to be especially mindful of what they eat. She spoke to Hailey Yip: