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Joshua Law, Secretary for the Civil Service
Law defended the policy of suspending arrested civil servants because the employees must be â€œlaw-abiding, dedicated, impartial and politically neutral,â€ he said.
â€œIt would be difficult for the community to accept if a civil servant arrested for his suspected participation in illegal activities could still return to work as normal and continue to exercise the powers and functions of his office,â€ he told the legislature.Uhm...so some armed psycho with a legal monopoly on violence and powers of arrest doesn't cause fear in the community, while potentially some principled pen-pushers (or even innocent passersby) aren't allowed to work because it would be difficult for the "community" to accept? Which community is this? The community that calls other people cockroaches? With this kind of illegitimacy I'm not sure I can understand how moderates don't turn a blind eye to more people flinging plastic bottles in outrage.Meanwhile, under the management of the Hong Kong Police Force, a traffic cop who drove his motorbike into a crowd of protesters last month resumed active duty after a brief suspension despite still being under investigation for the incident.
Asked why the motorbike cop was not suspended from active duty, Police Commissioner Chris Tang said that his reinstatement was not a sign of â€œleniency,â€ adding that a police officer can continue to work while being investigated.
Meanwhile, taxpayers foot the costs for malicious prosecutions like the one of the innocent Filipino expatriate who walked past an unauthorised protest on his way home but was nonetheless charged with taking part in it.
There is no sense of rule of law, much less one of justice in all of this.
If we follow on from the logic here, the first person to be suspended for not being politically neutral and impartial should surely be the Secretary of the Civil Service himself.
This has gone way beyond comically stupid. With the police going totally blunderbuss like this, it threatens the very existence of Hong Kong as a financial centre. Letâ€™s see how they credit this to the protesters.
Presumably Joshua realises the police could have got the text messages from the receiver, or potentially the carrier.