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Transcript of remarks by LegCo President on the passage of National Security Law for HKSAR
The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:
     Following is the remarks by Mr Andrew Leung, President of the Legislative Council (LegCo), on the passage of the National Security Law for Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at a media briefing at the LegCo Complex today (June 30):
     I welcome the passage of The Law on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) by the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress this morning.
     The enactment of the National Security Law in the HKSAR can safeguard Hong Kong's long-term stability and prosperity, and protect according to law the rights and freedoms long enjoyed by the vast majority of law-abiding citizens. I hope the international community can understand that the legislative work will help ensure the social stability of Hong Kong and further strengthen the city's status as an international financial centre.
     I call on the HKSAR Government to explain to LegCo Members as soon as possible the enforcement details. I also urge the Government to make efforts to explain and promote the law to the public.
Ends/Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Issued at HKT 19:35
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