In response to rumours on the Internet that the Government will reactivate the second reading of the amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance during the next term of the Legislative Council, a Government spokesman reiterated today (June 29) that the Government has put a stop to the legislative exercise relating to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance. The Government has no timetable to take forward the bill and will not reactivate the process. The Government has also repeatedly stated that the bill will lapse after the current term of the Legislative Council ends in July next year.
The spokesman expressed utmost regret over the intentional spread of false and misleading messages on the Internet.
Ends/Saturday, June 29, 2019
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