Security chief denies 'hard sell' tactics

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 07 November, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 07 November, 2002, 12:00am

The security chief has denied she tried to 'hard sell' the proposals on anti-subversion laws.

Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said officials had a responsibility to explain the proposals to the public.

'I don't think this is hard sell,' she said.

In response to a question from Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming in Legco, she said opinions collected during the consultation period, which ends in mid-December, would be made public.

Mrs Ip added that new pamphlets would be issued each week to address specific issues and explain the proposed offences.

The Security Bureau has already published two sets of pamphlets this week to clear up misunderstandings it believed the public had on the anti-subversion consultation paper.

Mrs Ip said that the Security Bureau's decision to publish guidelines on the anti-subversion law did not mean that it was a fake consultation.

She added that she had not received any comments from foreign countries on the proposals.