FCC Condemns Attack Against Former Ming Pao Editor

FCC Condemns Attack Against Former Ming Pao Editor

The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong is shocked by the news that Kevin Lau, former chief editor of Ming Pao newspaper, was brutally attacked on February 26th and that he is in critical condition at hospital.

We urge the Hong Kong police to treat the incident with the utmost urgency, and to find and prosecute the culprits. The Club reiterates its view that the growing number of attacks against members of the press in Hong Kong needs to be taken seriously by the local administration. Hong Kong’s reputation as a free and international city will suffer if such crimes go unsolved and unpunished.

Our thoughts are with Mr Lau and his family.

Tara Joseph

President

 

26 February 2014