CE meets with Police Force Council Staff Associations (with photo)

     The Chief Executive, Mrs Carrie Lam, met with the chairmen and vice-chairmen of four Police Force Council Staff Associations at Government House today (June 27). The Secretary for Security, Mr John Lee, and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Lo Wai-chung, also attended the meeting. The Police Force Council Staff Associations include the Superintendents' Association, the Hong Kong Police Inspectors' Association, the Overseas Inspectors' Association and the Junior Police Officers' Association.

     Mrs Lam expressed her heartfelt thanks to members of the force for fulfilling their duties with dedication during the disputes and clashes in society caused by the legislative amendment exercise, striking a balance between the public's freedom of expression and social order, and maintaining law and order in Hong Kong. She said she understands that members of the force and their family members have been put under pressure and that a small number of people even provoked the Police intentionally, which is not acceptable. She praised the force for its distinguished professionalism and restraint all along during this difficult time, carrying out law enforcement impartially against illegal activities and continuing to serve the community. Mrs Lam said that she and her governing team will continue to give their full support for the force.

     Apart from meeting with the Police Force Council Staff Associations today, Mrs Lam met with representatives of the education and religious sectors, senior civil servants and members of other sectors at Government House in the past few days to exchange views on the current social situation. She also met with a number of foreign consuls and representatives to explain to them the latest situation.

Ends/Thursday, June 27, 2019
Issued at HKT 20:09