Is nothing sacred? That rhetorical question is cliched, and every cliche needs a good excuse. In this case one has been provided by the Director of Immigration, Lai Tung-kwok, in his capacity as Hong Kong's Registrar of Marriages.
Hong Kong's Secretary for Security, Lai Tung-kwok, sparked outrage from women's groups over comments he made on May 14, 2012, when announcing a sharp rise in the number of rapes in the first quarter of that year. "Some of these cases also involved the victims being raped after drinking quite a lot of alcohol. So I would appeal that young ladies should not drink too much,' he said as he reported the government's Fight Crime Committee statistics.