Andy Tsang Wai-Hung

Police chief defends Occupy Central activist's arrest

Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung views protesters' placards depicting him as a dog and a political tool. Photo: Edward Wong

Andy Tsang Wai-hung said officers did not know until she was arrested on Wednesday that Melody Chan Yuk-fung had joined the movement to occupy roads in the city centre in a pro-democracy protest planned for next year.

Friday, 10 May, 2013, 5:54am 4 comments

Hong Kong police chief rejects claims in US report on human rights

Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung. Photo: Sam Tsang

An official US report on human rights in Hong Kong has drawn attention to local concerns over freedom of assembly and claims that police are turning to aggressive, abusive tactics.

26 Apr 2013 - 2:16am 19 comments

We did not dump murder evidence: police

Andy Tsang Wai-hung

Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung has denied a newspaper's allegations that the police threw away evidence in a recent murder case.

He was responding to yesterday's Apple Daily report claiming that 12 bags of items - including a pillow, a mattress and clothes, mostly bloodstained - were dumped by cleaners clearing the murder scene in Pat Heung, Yuen Long, on Wednesday.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:22am

'Occupy Central' plan draws warnings

Leo Goodstadt, who used to lead an official think tank, speaks on poverty - the subject of his upcoming book. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Any attempt to block major thoroughfares in Central will lead to serious consequences and will not be tolerated, Commissioner of Police Andy Tsang Wai-hung has said in response to a planned civil-disobedience movement.

22 Mar 2013 - 4:07am 2 comments

Police to discuss impact of protests with district councils

Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung

Police Commissioner Andy Tsang Wai-hung said the force would start consulting district councils on the impact of demonstrations on residents, a move that rally organisers fear will further restrict freedom of assembly.

14 Nov 2012 - 6:41pm

Record number prosecuted under tough Public Order Ordinance

Thousands of protesters pack a down town street during a protest march to mourn for Chinese activist Li Wangyang's death.

More protesters were prosecuted last year under the Public Order Ordinance - which carries harsher penalties than other laws commonly used in such situations - than in any year since the handover.

Police laid charges under the ordinance against 45 protesters, compared with a total of 39 between 1997 and 2010. At least three cases were heard by courts in the past two months.

10 Nov 2012 - 8:37am 7 comments

Blood therapy death at beauty centre prompts legal review

The DR beauty centre in Causeway Bay. Photo: May Tse

The government set up a committee on Thursday to tighten the supervision of high-risk beauty treatments, following the death of a woman who was given a blood transfusion.

8 May 2015 - 10:02am

Chief won't retract 'shadow' claim

The police chief yesterday refused to retract his claim that officers who blocked a cameraman from filming a protester's removal from a state leader's event last year were reacting to a 'black shadow' - but suggested he had been misled by his own men.

9 May 2012 - 12:00am

Media condemns police restrictions

Journalists condemned what they called 'discriminatory' press arrangements by the police on Sunday.

Only four television stations were allowed to use a media zone close to the central government liaison office to report on a commemoration of the Tiananmen crackdown.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Demand for more security after rapes

Police are demanding that The Link Management and owners' corporations boost security, including in rear lanes, in the wake of two rapes, the police chief said yesterday.

The call came as two suspected rapists - a large South Asian man and a tall, thin Chinese man - remain at large.

3 Feb 2012 - 12:00am


Cybercrime unit 'will not snoop on e-mails'

22 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

New centre to fight rise in cybercrimes

The police have vowed to better co-ordinate their fight against cybercrime after the amount of money lost in computer-related offences hit an all-time high.

The force recorded 2,206 cases of computer crime last year, up 34.3 per cent. Some HK$149 million was lost, more than double the figure in 2010, which was HK$60 million.

18 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Police to step up release of crime data

The police are looking to use technology to speed up the release of information to the media, in response to recent criticism for issuing tardy public warnings about crimes.

23 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Protester pulled from canopy at police HQ

Firefighters ended a six-hour stand-off yesterday by pulling an angry protester off a canopy at police headquarters in Wan Chai.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Row over 'black shadow' claim spills out of Legco

The row between journalists and police intensified yesterday after the police chief refused to withdraw his 'black shadow' remark, used to defend the force's tactics during Vice-Premier Li Keqiang's visit last month.

13 Sep 2011 - 12:00am