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


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Flood sensors installed at rail stations  Listenfacebook
The MTR has installed flood sensors at 26 stations, to prepare for the coming rain and typhoon season. The initiative comes after Wong Tai Sin Station was flooded during a heavy rainstorm last September, resulting in the partial suspension of the Kwun Tong Line. Anne Chan reports:
Fmr MTR engineer concerned over flood barriers  Listenfacebook
A former MTR engineer says the early flood detection system allows MTR staff to prevent flooding at stations more effectively. Lawmaker Gary Zhang also told Anne Chan that as MTR staff have to set up the flood-proof barriers themselves, he was concerned this could jeopardise their safety:
No delay to stock market weather arrangements  Listenfacebook
The government says it will not push back plans to ensure that stock markets remain open during severe weather events. It comes after media reports cited sources as saying authorities might delay the implementation of such arrangements to the end of the year or to 2025. Chloe Feng reports:
Cabbies urged to drop undercover sting operations  Listenfacebook
Taxi drivers have been told not to go undercover to try to tackle unlicensed ride-hailing services. There have been a number of incidents of cab drivers posing as passengers and then reporting the ride-hailing services to police, to check they have hire-care licenses. As Hailey Yip reports, the cabbies have been urged to let police deal with the issue:
Safe construction sites to be awarded plaques  Listenfacebook
The government is to reward construction sites that tighten safety measures. As Elvis Yu reports, they will be given plaques which they can display prominently to show their achievement:
Govt staff moving fast in emergency drills, says minister  Listenfacebook
Authorities say they are now able to mobilise civil servants more quickly in the event of an emergency. It comes after the government held its second cross-departmental emergency drill. Frank Yung reports:
Court allows Assange appeal over US extradition  Listenfacebook
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has won a bid to appeal against a UK court ruling that approved his extradition to the US to face trial for breaking national security laws. Two London High Court judges granted Assange permission to appeal, having previously asked Washington to provide "satisfactory assurances" about free speech protections at any US trial. His wife said she felt relieved after the ruling. Damon Pang reports:
Five days of mourning held for Iranian president  Listenfacebook
Iran is holding five days of mourning for its president, Ebrahim Raisi, who was killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. The aircraft came down in thick fog, in a remote area near the border with Azerbaijan. All those on board died, including Iran's foreign minister. State media announced that elections would be held on June 28 for a new president. Josef Gregory Mahoney, a professor of politics at East China Normal University, told Annemarie Evans more about the man Raisi was:
HK jobless rate remains at three percent  Listenfacebook
Hong Kong’s unemployment rate stood at three percent in the three-month period ending in April. As Elvis Yu reports, some 2,000 people became jobless during the period:
Jobs platform finds smaller pay rises expected  Listenfacebook
A new report by JobsDB has found employees across Hong Kong are having a slightly lower year-on-year salary increase compared to last year. The employment platform polled about 3,400 workers between February to March and found respondents had pay rises of 3.2 percent on average in 2024, about one percent lower than that in 2023. The managing director of JobsDB in Hong Kong, Bill Lee, spoke to Elvis Yu about their findings:
New GPT-4o AI assistant wows users  Listenfacebook
OpenAI's new chatbot model, GPT-4o, talks to users in real time with a lifelike voice and can see what users see through the camera. This may not the first time artificial intelligence has had a voice, but it may be the first time it sounds so much like a human. So how big an improvement is GPT-4o and what are its uses? Meanwhile, in Hong Kong, AI is changing the healthcare sector through different devices. Violet Wong, Elvis Yu and Raj Shroff find out more in Tech Tuesday: