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Transcript of remarks by SHA
     ​Following is the transcript of remarks at a media session by the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Lau Kong-wah, after attending the Legislative Council meeting today (January 15):

Reporter: Why did you cancel the Lunar New Year fireworks? Because it seems that the protests have actually quietened down.

Secretary for Home Affairs: We have an overall assessment of the present environment. We have decided to cancel the fireworks in the Lunar New Year based on the public safety concern. Thank you.

(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Issued at HKT 12:44
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