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


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MTR to raise fares by around 3 percent in June  Listenfacebook
The MTR says its fares will go up by 3.09 percent from June this year, in accordance with its fare-adjustment mechanism. The rail firm says the increase has taken into account people's affordability. Kelly Yu reports:
MTR fare hike reasonable: Michael Tien   Listenfacebook
Roundtable lawmaker Michael Tien said the fare hike balances the interests of both passengers and the rail operator. However, he told Anne Chan that the fare adjustment mechanism shouldn't only take into account profits from the corporation's property developments:
'Fare adjustment mechanism should be reviewed'   Listenfacebook
Lawmaker and former MTR engineer Gary Zhang said the fare hike adds to the burden of Hongkongers. He told Carol Musgrave that there needs to be a review of the fare adjustment mechanism:
Give us time to test pay-as-you-throw scheme: CE  Listenfacebook
Chief Executive John Lee says the government is adopting a pragmatic approach and taking into account the views of various stakeholders over its pay-as-you-throw scheme. His comments come as he called on residents to give officials time to test-run the plan at designated locations. Violet Wong reports:
Don't expect early release for security crimes: Lee  Listenfacebook
Individuals convicted of national security offences would not receive a sentence reduction under normal circumstances. That's according to Chief Executive John Lee, after authorities reportedly decided against granting an early release to an inmate jailed for inciting secession. Frank Yung reports:
Art Basel organisers hail 'year of renaissance' in HK   Listenfacebook
The organisers of this year's Art Basel has called 2024 a "year of renaissance" for the SAR's art sector. Held from Thursday to Saturday at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Art Basel is back to its former glory for the first time since the pandemic, as Vanessa Cheng reports:
Local home prices continue to fall   Listenfacebook
Government data shows home prices last month dropping to their lowest level since September 2016, extending a 10-month losing streak. In February's Budget, the Financial Secretary removed all property cooling measures - but any boost from the move is not expected until later in the year, as Altis Wong reports:
HK01 founder Yu Pun-hoi declared bankrupt  Listenfacebook
The High Court has declared media tycoon Yu Pun-hoi bankrupt, after he failed to repay debts to an investment bank. Damon Pang reports:
'Asia's economy to grow by 4.5 percent this year'  Listenfacebook
The Boao Forum for Asia Research Institute says Asia's economy will grow by 4.5 percent this year - compared to 4.3 percent last year. The forecast came as the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2024 kicked off on Hainan Island.Chloe Feng reports:
Chinese nationals killed in suicide bomb attack in Pakistan  Listenfacebook
Police in Pakistan say five Chinese nationals, and their Pakistani driver, have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the north-west of the country. Tony Sabine reports:
Japanese company gives up making diapers for babies; targets adults instead  Listenfacebook
A Japanese diaper manufacturer has decided to stop making diapers for babies, but instead, ramp up production for adults in the country. It comes after births in Japan hit a new low last year - with more than twice as many deaths as newborns. Hailey Yip reports: