Government adviser Ronny Tong defends Hong Kong police’s use of sedition laws, after arrest of opposition politician Cheng Lai-king squib

Hong Kong’s sedition laws, though nearly 80 years old, are still necessary to provide the only offence against hate crimes in the city, a top government adviser insisted on Friday, after an opposition politician was arrested for an online post against a police officer.Ronny Tong Ka-wah made the defence of the statute as one legal scholar noted that the rarely used law had always been vaguely worded and politically charged, and predicted appeals which could go all the way to the top court.Cheng…
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