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  • Notification system upheld July 15, 2019
    The Government will follow the existing mechanism of requiring notification to the Police and the Letter of No Objection with regard to public processions and meetings. The Security Bureau made the statement today in response to a media report saying that the Government is studying the possibility of declaring a curfew. Apart from the existing mechanism, there […]
  • Violent protests undermine law July 14, 2019
    The Police said today violent protests seriously undermine the rule of law and they definitely stand at the forefront to maintain public safety and order. In a statement, the Police noted officers facilitated the participants in expressing their views during the public procession in Sha Tin yesterday afternoon. However, upon arrival at Yuen Wo Road, participants […]
  • Police condemn illegal acts July 13, 2019
    Police strongly condemned the deliberate attacks by violent protesters and stressed that all illegal and violent acts will be investigated and resolutely pursued.    In a statement, the Police noted a procession was held in Sheung Shui yesterday and after it ended at about 5pm, a large number of people assembled unlawfully along Lung Sum Avenue, […]
  • Violent protesters condemned July 13, 2019
    The Government strongly condemned the illegal acts of violent protesters. In response to today’s procession, the Government said that after the peaceful and orderly protest this afternoon, some protesters deliberately blocked roads, violently assaulted police officers and caused a breach of the peace. It added the rule of law is the cornerstone of Hong Kong, and society […]
  • Gov’t condemns violent acts July 12, 2019
    The Government strongly condemned the violent acts committed by some protesters after today’s procession in Sheung Shui. In a statement, the Government said the majority of demonstrators behaved in a peaceful and orderly manner, but some protesters deliberately blocked roads after the procession, hurled iron poles, scattered an unknown powder, charged police cordon lines and assaulted […]
  • Next ID card replacement set July 11, 2019
    Hong Kong residents born in 1964 or 1965 should apply for a new smart identity card at a Smart Identity Card Replacement Centre from July 27 to September 23, the Immigration Department announced today. Bookings can be made online, on the department’s mobile application or by calling the 24-hour hotline 2121 1234. Applicants can pre-fill the application […]
  • Good results for young inmates July 9, 2019
    Fourteen youngsters in custody have obtained level two or above in 56 papers of this year's Diploma of Secondary Education Examination. The young people in custody are from Pik Uk, Cape Collinson and Lai King Correctional Institutions. One candidate from Pik Uk Correctional Institution scored the highest result, with 23 marks in the six papers taken and attaining level […]
  • Fugitive bill is dead: CE July 8, 2019
    (To watch the video with sign language interpretation, click here.)The Government has put a stop to the fugitive law amendment exercise, so the Fugitive Offenders & Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 is dead. Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the statement ahead of an Executive Council meeting today, saying the cause of […]
  • Police explain MK action July 7, 2019
    The Police today said it decided to disperse a group of protesters in Mong Kok last night after considering the safety risk at the scene. In a statement tonight, the Police said the dispersal action was aimed to restore public safety and order as soon as possible and to minimise the inconvenience caused by the road […]
  • Police clarify journalists' statement July 6, 2019
    The Police have clarified they have not requested or suggested the Mass Transit Railway Corporation (MTRC) to refuse journalists from entering the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link's Hong Kong West Kowloon Station for news coverage. They made the clarification in response to a Hong Kong Journalists Association statement issued at about 3.30pm. The statement said the Police had requested the […]

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  • Labour Department investigates fatal work accident in Tai Po July 18, 2019
         The Labour Department (LD) is investigating a fatal work accident that occurred in Tai Po this morning (July 18) in which a worker died.      The LD immediately deployed staff to the scene upon receiving a report of the accident, and is now conducting an investigation to look into its cause.
  • Lifesaving services at Golden Beach resume July 18, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at regular intervals:      Here is an item of interest to swimmers.      The Leisure and Cultural Services Department has announced that the lifesaving services at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun District resumed today (July 18). The lifesaving services at the beach […]
  • Lifesaving services suspended at Golden Beach July 18, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers:      Please broadcast the following as soon as possible and repeat it at regular intervals:      The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (July 18) that due to an insufficient number of lifeguards on duty, the lifesaving services at Golden Beach in Tuen Mun District is suspended until further notice.      First […]
  • Red flags hoisted at some beaches July 18, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible: Here is an item of interest to swimmers.      The Leisure and Cultural Services Department announced today (July 18) that due to big waves, red flags have been hoisted at Shek O Beach and Big Wave Bay Beach in Southern District, Hong Kong Island; Clear […]
  • CHP reminds public on precautions against heat stroke during very hot weather July 17, 2019
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (July 18) reminded members of the public, particularly those undertaking outdoor activities, to take heed of necessary measures against heat stroke and sunburn in very hot weather.      "The public should carry and drink plenty of water to prevent […]
  • Assess the risk of heat stroke to employees July 17, 2019
    Attention duty announcers, radio and TV stations:        Please broadcast the following special announcement immediately, and repeat it at frequent intervals when the Very Hot Weather Warning is in force:        The Labour Department reminds employers that as the Very Hot Weather Warning is in force, they should assess the risk of heat […]
  • Very Hot Weather Warning issued July 17, 2019
    Attention TV/radio announcers: Please broadcast the following as soon as possible:      The Hong Kong Observatory has issued the Very Hot Weather Warning.      To prevent heat stroke, avoid prolonged activities outdoors.      If engaged in outdoor work or activities, wear a wide-brimmed hat and light-coloured, loose-fitting clothes. Stay in shaded areas as much as possible.      Drink plenty […]
  • Hong Kong Customs seizes suspected pangolin scales (with photo) July 17, 2019
         Hong Kong Customs today (July 17) seized a total of about 100 kilograms of suspected pangolin scales with an estimated market value of about $500,000 at Hong Kong International Airport.      Customs officers intercepted two male passengers, aged 20 and 46, arriving in Hong Kong respectively from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Xiamen, China […]
  • Correctional officers intercept smuggling of suspected dangerous drugs into Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre July 17, 2019
         Correctional officers at Lai Chi Kok Reception Centre today (July 17) intercepted a male remand person in custody smuggling suspected dangerous drugs into the centre by concealing them inside his body.      The 53-year-old person in custody was remanded in the institution for the offence of possession of dangerous drugs on July 16. After undergoing X-ray […]
  • Labour Department highly concerned about fatal work accident that happened today July 17, 2019
         The Labour Department (LD) is highly concerned about the work accident that happened in Tuen Mun this morning (July 17), in which a male worker was suspected to have been struck by falling objects when he was working outside a building at which dismantling of bamboo scaffolds was being carried out at the external […]

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