Written by: Tao Jiaxin
2020-07-03 15:38Date of last update: 2020-07-03 15:47
Regarding today's (July 3) online rumor that "the government will soon publish a gazette requiring civil servants to take an oath and compulsory waiver of BNO", a government spokesperson clarified that there was no such thing.
The government will report the progress of the research to the Legislative Council’s Civil Service and Employee Affairs Committee of the subvented organization on the Civil Service’s oath proposal next Friday.
The National Security Act of the Port Area came into effect a few days ago. The British government announced that it provides naturalization routes to Hong Kong people holding British National (Overseas) passports (BNO). The period of stay in the UK has been increased from half a year to five years. Applicable to 3 million eligible Hong Kong people, there is no quota for the plan.
There are rumors on the Internet: "The government will soon publish a gazette asking civil servants to take an oath and compulsorily renounce BNO." A government spokesperson clarified that there was no such thing.
The government will make an oath proposal on civil servants next Friday to report the progress of the study to the Legislative Council’s Civil Service and Staff Committee of the Subsidiary Organization.
The government clarified that it did not require civil servants to swear to renounce BNO. (Profile picture/photo by Yu Junliang)
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