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Legislative Council Election|The ICAC has received 9 reports so far

2021-12-04T03:09:38.109Z

The Legislative Council election will be held on the 19th of this month. The revised "Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance" has added two new offences, including the prohibition of calling for not voting or casting invalid votes and deliberately obstructing others from voting. inexpensive



The Legislative Council election will be held on the 19th of this month. The revised "Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance" has added two new offences, including the prohibition of calling for not voting or casting invalid votes and deliberately obstructing others from voting.

The Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Bai Yunliu said on a radio program today that he has so far received 9 reports involving calls for unqualified or invalid votes. Some of them posted or reposted relevant messages through social platforms; the person involved in 2 cases was absent In Hong Kong, the ICAC will apply to the court for an arrest warrant.


In addition, Bai Yunliu clarified that the relevant new crimes only regulate publicly inciting others not to vote or to vote in vain. "If (a voter) turns into an invalid vote because of his free will or for various reasons, there will be no criminal liability." However, he reminded the public not to hinder others from voting or inciting others not to vote or to vote in vain. If you receive a message that is suspected of inciting not to vote or to vote in vain, do not reprint it.


Bai Yun said that the ICAC has so far received 9 reports involving calls for invalid or invalid votes. Some of them posted or reposted relevant messages on social platforms.

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The Commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption Bai Yunluo stated on a radio program today (4th) that this election is the largest election after the election system has been improved. The ICAC has started its publicity and education work in June.

He also pointed out that there are a total of 153 candidates, many of whom are also running for the first time. They have no previous election experience. The ICAC hopes that through education, including printing brochures, candidates will be reminded of problems that are prone to problems, such as handling election expenses. .

The ICAC has so far received 9 reports involving calls for unqualified or invalid votes

The revised "Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance" added two new crimes, including the prohibition of calling for non-voting or invalid voting and deliberate obstruction of preventing others from voting.

Bai Yun said that the ICAC has so far received 9 reports involving calls for invalid or invalid votes. Some of them posted or reposted relevant messages on social platforms.

In addition, in 2 cases where the person involved is not in Hong Kong, the ICAC will apply to the court for an arrest warrant.

He emphasized that even if the person involved is not in Hong Kong, once the relevant person returns to Hong Kong after applying for an arrest warrant, he will take immediate action. "Anyone doing something may be illegal means to control or sabotage the election and must be enforced."

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Bai Yunliu: If voters use their free will to vote, there is no criminal liability even if the vote is invalid

Bai Yunliu also clarified that the relevant new crimes only regulate publicly inciting others not to vote or to vote in vain. "If (a voter) because of his own free will, or for various reasons, it will be criminally liable to become invalid when filling in the vote." He added The public is reminded not to hinder others from voting or inciting others not to vote or to vote in vain. "Being what a voter should do, you can go to the ballot station to vote according to your liking." Don't reprint any messages that are suspected of inciting.

The ICAC will send people to the check-in counters to monitor the voting and counting process

The government recently announced that it will set up polling stations at Liantang, Luohu, and Futian ports to allow Hong Kong voters in the Mainland to vote. The polling stations will only allow candidates and agents to scrutinize votes, and there will be no public observation and counting of votes, including the media.

Bai Yunliu pointed out that the three voting stations are in Hong Kong, which is no different from the voting stations in the urban area. The ICAC will also send people to the polling stations to monitor the process of voting and counting.

He also emphasized that the electoral regulations are equally effective overseas or domestically. "If there are circumstances in the electoral process that violate the electoral regulations, they can be followed up even if they occur outside Hong Kong." report.

On this polling day, the ICAC mobilized for the first time and dispatched about 800 frontline personnel to deal with emergencies.

Bai Yunliu pointed out that most of the ICAC officers will go to various polling stations to inspect the voting and counting procedures, and handle public enquiries and complaints. They will also enforce the law when necessary. At the same time, they will send additional staff to 7 district offices to handle hotline complaints. .

The ICAC will also monitor the content of various websites and forums online to ensure that this election can be held in a fair and honest manner.

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Bai Yunliu refers to whether the civil research is violated or not can not be generalized

Bai Yunliu accepted questions from reporters after the show. He added that Hong Kong has been cooperating very well with Mainland and overseas law enforcement agencies at the port ticketing station. There has been a case-based investigation mechanism in the Mainland, which has been effective for more than 30 years. "So don’t worry, If we need to investigate violations of the law, we can assist us through relevant Mainland agencies."

The Hong Kong Institute of Public Opinion has investigated the voting intentions of Hong Kong people in the Legislative Council elections. The options include voting in vain or non-voting. It is pointed out that the problem is to instigate others not to vote or to vote in vain.

Bai Yunliu was asked whether there were any violations of the relevant polls. He responded that whether they would violate the law should be considered in individual specific circumstances and cannot be generalized, including how to deal with the relevant data after the polls, the format when publishing results, and the methods of publishing content, etc. , And then consider the overall situation, the ICAC will continue to pay attention and study in the future.

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Source: hk1

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