CHINA Carrie Lam denounces knife attacks on Junius Ho

CHINA

Carrie Lam denounces knife attacks on Junius Ho

People's Daily app

10:43, November 07, 2019

h50cKhyG.jpg

(Photo: Twitter)

Chief Executive of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Carrie Lam on Wednesday strongly condemned the violent action against lawmaker Junius Ho, who was stabbed by a knife from a "fake supporter" that morning. 

Speaking in Beijing, Lam extended sympathy to Ho and wished him to get well soon.

Hong Kong has witnessed lots of strife and social unrest in the past few months, as well as an escalation of violence. Lam said she is concerned over rising public proclivity for violence.

"Any act of violence should not be tolerated by a civilized society," Lam said.

As the attack on Ho happened during a district council election campaign, some HK political groups were also concerned about whether there was any attempts or plans to sabotage the election, Lam said. She stressed that the SAR government would continue to make every effort to hold a fair, righteous and safe election, and the whole community must jointly condemn any acts that undermine the election, especially those involving violence. 

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue