Director of Immigration fully supports draft Decision on establishing and improving legal system and enforcement mechanisms for HKSAR to safeguard national security

     ‚ÄčThe 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 Acting Director of Immigration, Mr Au Ka-wang, supports the Decision and indicated that the Immigration Department (ImmD) will, by adhering to all applicable laws and current immigration policies, continue to safeguard Hong Kong and prevent acts that endanger national security. Mr Au strongly condemned the acts of the rioters and advocates of "Hong Kong independence", and expressed his full support to the Police to strictly enforce the law.

     Mr Au said that the Decision helps to safeguard national and the HKSAR's security. Under the leadership of the Security Bureau, the ImmD will continue to safeguard Hong Kong, the country's southern gateway to the world, and work with other law enforcement agencies to combat activities that undermine national security in order to maintain Hong Kong's prosperity and stability.

     The ImmD fully supports the NPC's draft Decision on establishing and improving the legal system and enforcement mechanisms for the HKSAR to ensure Hong Kong's long-term prosperity and stability, and allow Hong Kong to be back on track and restore its glory.

Ends/Monday, May 25, 2020
Issued at HKT 18:40