🌊Dep. Chief Sec. walks HK Island: Front page news
Satirical cartoons 'confusing' the public
I spent two days looking for my hard drive (it has an article on it that I really need to get published…). I looked around all the rooms in my office, all the rooms in my flat and eventually found it behind a couple of boxes of masks.
What’s more amazing though is the number of things I found along the way:
Keep in mind that I moved into this flat only last December and spent most of the past 10 months either still living at my old place while stuff was being moved, or literally not being in Hong Kong.
And I haven’t been to the U.S in half a decade and Korea since mid-way through high school……….
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No satire in my good christian Hong Kong!
The police have sent “strong concerns” to Ming Pao over a satirical comic by regular satirical artist Zunzi published yesterday which features two riot police arriving at a school after a teacher called them for minor inconveniences like ‘losing an eraser’, ‘swearing’ and ‘having laser pointers’.
Police Assistant Commissioner of PR Joe Chan said that the illustration was likely to confuse the public that police would actually send out officers to deal with such mundane situations.
Chan also said that readers might accidentally link the illustration to the recent case of 14 students from St. Francis Xavier’s School in Tsuen Wan being suspended for having breakfast during the flag raising ceremony.
Police were at the school at the same time, but for an unrelated vandalism case. The school did not call the police on the students.
Chan urged Ming Pao to stay professional and “base everything on facts”.
Which is all the more reason you should follow Harbour Times’ Twitter and Instagram because our memes are entirely based on facts! There is nothing satirical in anything I write or make. At all.
COVID in Hong Kong
COVID-19 in Hong Kong
New cases: 4788 (368 imported)
Total cases: 1,816,132
New deaths: 9
Total deaths: 10,246
Compulsory Testing locations: 71
The vax records were not annuled yesterday
In the continuing saga of whether or not Health Sec. Lo Chung-Mau should have annuled 20,000 vax exemption certificates, the answer is not yet.
As previously reported, the High Court issued a temporary injunction on the annulment, saying that the government must wait till the judicial review, scheduled to be heard today, is over.
Justice Russel Coleman said that the case is not a matter of “desirability of the secretary's decision, but the legality of it”. As in, it’s not whether the annulment will do good for society, but whether Lo had the legal authority to make such a decision.
Lawmaker Doreen Kong who first brought the legal issue up said she agreed with the Justice’s statement and that it does not undermine the authority of the Hong Kong government, in contrary, it shows that the rule of law is still strong.
Dep. Chief Sec. goes for a walk and gets on the news
Deputy Chief Secretary Warner Cheuk went for a walk yesterday and became front page news.
Well ok, that’s a bit rude. He went on a 4.5 hour trek across the Hong Kong Island shoreline inspecting the cleanliness of the roads. He said that several previous problem spots such as Shau Kei Wan Main Road, Hennesy Road, and Causeway Road were much cleaner and thanked the FEHD’s Eastern District staff for their work.
Cheuk said that his walk was only organised that morning and so what he saw was a true reflection of the daily situation. He then immediately told everyone he’ll be doing a walk in Kowloon on Sunday.
Social media response on Cheuk was split. While some thought a politician going out and seeing the streets for himself is a good thing, others focused on his incredibly high salary of $396,000 a month.
Hong Kong has one of the highest pay rates for public officials in the world.
One thing is certain, if I got that salary, I’d quit everything else and go for 5 hour walks a day too. Right now that just cuts into my time earning!
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