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

     The Commissioner of Police, Mr Tang Ping-keung, expressed his full support for the Decision and will strive his best to lead the Force to work with other disciplinary forces under the Security Bureau in maintaining national security. Since June last year, the opposition to the proposed legislative amendments has led to massive violent protests. There were 14 cases involving explosives and five cases involving seizure of genuine firearms and ammunition. The explosives seized were commonly used in terrorist attacks overseas. Criminals even detonated bombs at hospital toilet and on crowded public transport. Facing the riots and extreme separation forces of “Hong Kong independence” stemmed from the social incidents against the extradition bill, Police deeply realised that Hong Kong is at the risk point of national security and there is a need to take effective measures to prevent the situation from deteriorating.

     Mr Tang said that the Decision will help combat the force of “Hong Kong independence” and restore social order. Police fully support it and will perform its duties fully to maintain national security and ensure Hong Kong's security and stability.
Ends/Monday, May 25, 2020
Issued at HKT 9:32
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