Commissioner of Correctional Services fully supports draft Decision on establishing and improving legal system and enforcement mechanisms for HKSAR to safeguard national security

     The National People's Congress will deliberate a draft Decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) to safeguard national security (the Decision).

     The Commissioner of Correctional Services, Mr Woo Ying-ming, welcomes the Decision. Under the leadership of the Security Bureau, the Correctional Services Department (CSD) will co-operate with other disciplinary forces, to support the Police to take resolute enforcement actions, and to assist the HKSAR Government in restoring public order, stopping violence, curbing disorder and safeguarding national security.

     Mr Woo said that the CSD acts as the last element in the criminal justice system of Hong Kong, holds the position of "anti violence, uphold the rule of law". The CSD will continue to maintain a safe custodial environment, to ensure all persons in custody receive just and due punishment, to self-reflect and turn over a new leaf. In the future, the CSD will strictly enforce the law, to maintain its correctional facilities' order and stability.

     National security is the prerequisite of national development. Looking around the world, no countries allow any act of secession on their territories. It is the right time to enact the National Security Law, in order to tell any parties who hold anti-central authority sentiments and seek disorder, not to underestimate the Central Government and HKSAR Government's dedication to eradicate threats to national security. The CSD will fully support the Decision and hopes that Hong Kong can soon return to the normal track.

Ends/Monday, May 25, 2020
Issued at HKT 2:55