Transcript of remarks by CE at media session (with video)

     Following is the transcript of remarks by the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, at a media session before a meeting of the Executive Council today (January 21):

     Hong Kong is a law-abiding society. We have good records of law and order, and we do not tolerate, we do not tolerate, any offence against the person, especially offences that involve causing bodily harm to the person, and this obviously covers foreign domestic helpers working in Hong Kong as well. Foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong are afforded the full protection of the law in Hong Kong and therefore we take all reports of foreign domestic helpers being mistreated in Hong Kong very, very seriously. The Police has announced that a suspect has been apprehended and will treat this case as we treat all other cases in Hong Kong according to the rule of law.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)

Ends/Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Issued at HKT 11:19