Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor once said that he is studying the scope of protection for crimes of insulting the police, or reporting progress to the next legislative council.
In an interview with the media, Secretary for Security Deng Pingqiang said that police officers or public officials were insulted while performing their duties. In addition to cracking down on law enforcement, they also cultivated a sense of non-compliance and supported the study of legislation to regulate insults to public officials.
Tang Pingqiang also pointed out that the "Hong Kong National Security Law" fails to cover most of the crimes in Article 23 of the Basic Law. In addition, the public has seen the occurrence of color revolutions or endangering national security in Hong Kong. I believe that most people agree that it is necessary to 23 Article legislation.
Deng Bingqiang: Insulting the police and fostering a sense of non-compliance
Tang Pingqiang said that in addition to police officers, many public officials have also been abused on the street for law enforcement, such as FEHD staff. Cultivate a sense of non-compliance. Some people will think that non-compliance is prestigious, and you will not be troubled by making trouble. So I think it is really necessary to deal with it. Legislation is one of the considerations.” He pointed out that although there are currently obstacles to public officials from law enforcement, etc. Off-the-shelf crimes, but the requirements for conviction are higher.
Will it be shelved if public opinion opposes Article 23?
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The Security Bureau is studying 23 legislation to cover the crime of espionage. In another interview, Tang Pingqiang pointed out that espionage activities had occurred in Hong Kong as early as 2019. Intelligence personnel entered the local newspaper office to work.
He believes that espionage will not stop due to the Sino-U.S. struggle. "I don't think this threat will stop. It may be naive if someone thinks that the threat will stop."
Deng Xu said that at present, citizens understand that national security is urgent and believe that it is the best time to implement Article 23. He emphasized that the government will explain clearly and the most important thing is to obtain support from the society as a whole.
Asked if the polls show that there are more people opposed to it, whether it will not promote Article 23 legislation. Tang Pingqiang pointed out that many people in the community hold different views and will conduct appropriate consultations. I believe that the views of the public will be reflected in the Legislative Council.
Deng Bingqiang reprimanded the media for guiding readers to resist Article 23 of the legislation. They must be cautious about smearing and quickly respond to the case: Article 23 does not require national security law. If the central government continues to be absent or intervene again. Implementing the current government to push 23 Articles Deng Bingqiang: Article 23 of the Basic Law or strengthening the response to spies believe that it will not be guilty of words.