No, we can’t have a day off from this stuff

The Justice Secretary reports two of the overseas wanted eight, Dennis Kwok and Kevin Yam, to their respective law bodies for professional misconduct…

Mr Lam said, “They made use of their professional capacity as a Hong Kong barrister and a Hong Kong solicitor to lend perceived credibility and authority to their smearing of Hong Kong’s judicial system and rule of law, and made slanderous remarks against Hong Kong judges and prosecutors. They advocated and supported foreign ‘sanctions’ against China and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), in particular judicial officers and prosecutors of the HKSAR. Their acts are respectively in breach of the code of conduct of a barrister and of a solicitor, and are most inappropriate. These acts have undermined the judicial system and overall interests of the HKSAR. As the guardian of public interest in the proper administration of justice and upholding the rule of law, I am duty-bound to defend Hong Kong’s rule of law and due administration of justice.”

Mr Lam pointed out that as members of the local legal profession, they have not only made false accusations to attack Hong Kong’s judicial system, but also went further. Mr Kwok called for undermining Hong Kong’s financial system and attempted to interfere with the judges’ hearing of national security cases in accordance with the law. Mr Yam even advocated and supported “sanctions” against judges and prosecutors, and further threatened to “sanction” their family members. These acts clearly trampled on justice and harmed the interests of HKSAR residents. They are absolutely unacceptable.

Whence their ‘perceived credibility and authority’?

Presumably, the Bar and Law Society will now have to go through a big performance of investigating and disciplining the two.

Yet the slanderous remarks go on. From the Melbourne Herald Sun, a Senator calls for Australian judges to leave Hong Kong posts…

“No doubt they have already reflected on the risks and value of their continued service in the Hong Kong justice system,” [Senator James Paterson] said.“However, following the issuing of bounties on the heads of an Australian citizen and [Kevin Yam] resident, I urge them to carefully reconsider.’…’ 

“These bounties are yet more evidence that the Hong Kong justice system is no longer free and fair or independent of the Chinese Communist Party,’’ he said.

Does putting a HK$1 million reward out on people for bringing Hong Kong’s legal system into disrepute further bring Hong Kong’s legal system into disrepute?

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9 Responses to No, we can’t have a day off from this stuff

  1. Learn English with Regina says:

    What is it with HK’s Secretaries of Justice and their aversion against dental hygiene and maintenance? First we had Rimsky Yuen and now Mr. Lam and his dilapidated incisors. Not a pretty sight.

  2. Nury Vibbrachi says:

    “Smearing of Hong Kong’s judicial system and rule of law”

    actually means…

    ” justifiably telling the truth about non-judicial system and the non-rule of law”.

    In the world of Doublethink, things not only have opposite meanings, people know they do. Most disturbingly, they also use the two meanings at the same time.

    The Ministry of Love is where you are tortured. The Ministry of Truth is where you are systematically lied to. The Ministry of Plenty starves the population. The Ministry of Peace fights constant and eternal war. Everyone knows it but they would never say it.

    “To know and not to know, to be conscious of complete truthfulness while telling carefully constructed lies, to hold simultaneously two opinions which cancelled out, knowing them to be contradictory and believing in both of them, to use logic against logic, to repudiate morality while laying claim to it, to believe that democracy was impossible and that the Party was the guardian of democracy…”

    The Hong Kong Secretary for Justice is the one who sees injustice is done. He knows it and everyone knows it.

    By the way, the most irritating thing about discussing Orwell is that people think they know it. Like all classics, no one has really read it but they think they know about it. That’s a kind of doublethink too, isn it?

    Get reading Orwell. It’s more than slogans and an O-Level GCSE essay. It’s with you on the pavements of Hong Kong. Today.

    Oh sorry. You don’t really have pavements, do you?…


  3. Low Profile says:

    What happened to your daily YouTube link?

  4. 47 says:

    Meanwhile, on the trial of the 47, from.HKFP:

    Judge Lee questioned whether the ADPL changed its stance as it sought to improve its image, and asked if the group’s “new image” was “simply a façade.”

    Talk about a leading question – but from a judge! What a disgrace.

  5. MarkyZ says:

    Has Hemmers joined the great Threads™ migration?

  6. Formerly Known As... says:

    Has anyone ever heard of this pos? Seems to have worked with HKIA cargo terminals.

    Another useful idiot.

  7. steve says:

    Simply pathetic. The linked article is a stone lie from front to back, and a disgusting insult to the great majority of Hongkongers who have ever wanted only the rights promised them.

    I will never fully understand the motivation of this tiny coterie of elderly white guys whose life mission in their dotage is to put their noses as far as possible up the CCP’s posterior. They’re not exactly tankies–they’re the supposed communist true believers for whom the words of Mao and Stalin are still gospel. In the case of these elder care residents, I guess it comes down to sheer grasping avarice–“I’ve made my bones over a lifetime by sucking up to authoritarians, so this must be the one true religion.”

    It is comforting to know, though, that their audience and influence amounts to less than a grain of sand on the largest beach in the world. Wank on, boys.

  8. Coops says:

    An Australian shill for China. I disregarded his article after the early enthusiastic reference to Chandran Nair, head of the Global Institute for Bleating About The Evils of Whitey.

  9. wmjp says:

    I suspect that many of them are ex-civil servants or the like with fat HK government pensions. Stop toeing the line and suddenly there’s a cash flow crisis.

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