8 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Hong Kong Police Commissioner, Raymond Siu, stated this Sunday that “false news” about the Hong Kong government or about the Police itself must be clarified within two hours “to avoid confusion.”
Siu has warned in an interview with Hong Kong radio RTHK that the dissemination of these false news had a “big impact” during the 2019 protests and that then “the Police were not prepared.” Now, she assures her, “we have learned our lesson.”
He also stressed that the Police are working to improve their relationship with the population. “Since the social unrest of 2019 we have tried to reconnect with citizens, particularly with those who have pending issues with the Police,” she explained. “We have been able to see improvements… I am satisfied, but we still have work to do,” she added.
On the other hand, Siu has defended that society must give a second chance, a “hope”, to detained adolescents, but this will require the collaboration of families, teachers and also social workers.
When asked whether there is still room for protests in Hong Kong after the imposition of the National Security Law in 2020, Siu stressed that the freedom to assemble and protest is guaranteed by the Basic Law, but the risk of each call before its approval.