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  • Anti-terror drill held March 24, 2019
    The Inter-departmental Counter Terrorism Unit staged its first exercise today, mobilising about 270 officers from six disciplined services. Codenamed "Powersky", the exercise took place at Lei Yue Mun Park and simulated an operation against a terrorist cell which was plotting an attack in Hong Kong using homemade explosives. With Government Flying Service’s aerial support, Police’s Special Duties Unit […]
  • No change for one-way permits March 19, 2019
    The Government does not intend to change the existing 150 daily quota of the One-way Permit Scheme, Secretary for Security John Lee said today. Answering lawmakers’ questions on whether the Government will consider reducing the quota in a gradual and orderly manner, Mr Lee said the 150 daily quota is the upper limit and it might not […]
  • 39 good citizens awarded March 19, 2019
    Thirty-nine citizens who helped Police fight crime were commended at the Good Citizen Award Presentation Ceremony today. With the help of the awardees, Police were able to arrest 40 people for offences including trafficking in dangerous drugs, theft, rape and wounding. Won Wai-man, recipient of the Good Citizen of the Year Award, is a primary school teacher […]
  • Law revision urgently needed: CE March 18, 2019
    The Government's proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance and the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance are intended to pursue judicial justice in criminal cases and protect the public. Chief Executive Carrie Lam made the statement before attending today’s Executive Council meeting, adding that serious criminals could threaten public safety. “If there are serious criminal […]
  • Fire services commended March 13, 2019
    Secretary for Food & Health Prof Sophia Chan inspected a graduation parade of 25 station officers, 61 firemen and 44 ambulancemen at the Fire & Ambulance Services Academy today. Prof Chan commended the Fire Services Department for improving service efficiency and quality. She noted that apart from introducing the new system on post-dispatch advice last October, the department […]
  • John Lee visits Islands District March 12, 2019
    Secretary for Security John Lee today visited an integrated services centre in Islands District. Mr Lee toured the Tung Chung Integrated Services Centre of the Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council. The centre offers one-stop services and diversified activities for young people, schoolchildren, families and the elderly in the district. The services include counselling and support services for youth, after-school care services […]
  • Fugitive law revision backed March 11, 2019
    In proposed amendments for the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, the court will act as a gatekeeper, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng has said. Ms Cheng told reporters today that to activate the process of surrendering fugitive offenders, cases must go through administrative procedures and then legal procedures in court. She added there is always the double criminality legal […]
  • 4 arrested in drug bust March 7, 2019
    Customs officers arrested four people and seized 4.2kg of heroin worth $3.9 million at the airport, the Government announced today. Officers found the drug concealed in false compartments of shoes worn by the four male passengers, aged 23 to 38, who arrived from Bangkok on March 6. They will appear at Kowloon City Magistrates’ Courts on March […]
  • Complaints handled fairly: CSD March 7, 2019
    The Correctional Services Department said it reviews and enhances the mechanism for handling complaints from time to time to increase its transparency and credibility in handling them in an open, fair and impartial manner. The department made the statement today in response to a press conference held by Legislative Council members regarding the mechanism and the inspection arrangement […]
  • Views on law change to be analysed March 4, 2019
    The Government will carefully analyse the community’s views on its proposals when amending the Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Ordinance and the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, Secretary for Security John Lee said today. Mr Lee told reporters the Government will consider the views it received for the proposals on amending the two ordinances, adding that he […]

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  • Update on measles cases March 25, 2019
         The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health (DH) today (March 25) reported the latest developments in its investigations into measles cases and reminded the public again that vaccination is the most effective way to prevent measles.         A spokesman for the CHP said, "The CHP has continued to closely […]
  • Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre to host "Emergency Kit & Wishing Pool" media art performance (with photos) March 25, 2019
         To make media art more accessible to the public, as well as explore different forms of inclusive art, the Hong Kong Visual Arts Centre (HKVAC) has invited media artist GayBird to collaborate with musicians and performers to present "Emergency Kit & Wishing Pool", a performance creatively blending music, video, installations, lighting and other effects.      At […]
  • HA implements contingency measures amid increasing cases of measles March 25, 2019
    The following is issued on behalf of the Hospital Authority:      In view of the recent surge in measles cases, the Central Committee on Infectious Disease and Emergency Responses of the Hospital Authority (HA) today (March 25) convened an ad hoc meeting, which was joined by representatives from the Centre for Health Protection (CHP), to discuss […]
  • 16th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition - Hong Kong Response Exhibition opens at City Gallery (with photos) March 25, 2019
         The 16th Venice Biennale International Architecture Exhibition - Hong Kong Response Exhibition "Vertical Fabric: Density in Landscape" is now open and will run until April 22 at the City Gallery in Central. The exhibition involves the installation of 116 tower models along Edinburgh Place in Central and into the City Gallery with the aim […]
  • LegCo to debate motion on requesting the Government to shelve the formulation of arrangements for the surrender of fugitive offenders between Mainland China and Hong Kong March 25, 2019
    The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:      The Legislative Council (LegCo) will hold a meeting on Wednesday (March 27) at 11am in the Chamber of the LegCo Complex. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion on requesting the Government to shelve the formulation of arrangements for the surrender of […]
  • Fraudulent website related to Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited March 25, 2019
    The following is issued on behalf of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority:         The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) wishes to alert members of the public to a press release issued by Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited on fraudulent website, which has been reported to the HKMA.  Hyperlink to the press release […]
  • Missing man located March 25, 2019
         A man who went missing was located.      Tai Yu-ting, aged 40, entered Hong Kong through Lo Wu Control Point in the morning of March 18 and missing since then. Staff of the care home made a report to the Police on March 19.      The man was located on Parkes Street, Yau Ma Tei last night […]
  • Missing woman in Kwun Tong located March 25, 2019
         A woman who went missing in Kwun Tong has been located.      Yu Sin-ying, aged 45, went missing after she left her residence on Lin Tak Road on March 21 morning. Her family made a report to Police on the same day.      The woman was located on Wang Chiu Road, Ngau Tau Kok this afternoon (March […]
  • CEPA Forum on Agreement on Trade in Goods held today (with photos) March 25, 2019
         The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and the Ministry of Commerce of the Central People's Government jointly held the Mainland and Hong Kong Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) Forum on Agreement on Trade in Goods today (March 25). The Forum aimed at introducing to the trade details of the initiatives set out in […]
  • EMSD urges public to stop using RSH extension unit (with photo) March 25, 2019
         â€‹The Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) today (March 25) urged the public to stop using a model of RSH extension unit with the model number RSH-WT002.      The EMSD recently found that the extension unit does not comply with relevant safety regulations, in particular the undersized flexible cord of the extension unit, thus posing risks […]

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