Elsie Leung

Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li delivers a speech at The Ceremonial Opening of Legal Year 2013 at City Hall. Photo: Sam Tsang

Strength of Hong Kong's judiciary should be an example to the mainland

Judges, in Hong Kong and elsewhere, are supposed to remain above the rough and tumble of politics and, when controversy whirls around them, they remain calm and, yes, judicious. Certainly, they do not ordinarily hold press conferences to defend their actions or explain their point of view.