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.
Outgoing US consul in Hong Kong Stephen Young said on Thursday the US did not owe any country an apology in relation to the alleged hacking activities disclosed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden.Friday, 19 July, 2013, 10:35am 50 comments
Hong Kong’s security minister on Wednesday repeated calls by the government for the United States to clarify claims made by Edward Snowden that it had been hacking into computers in the city.26 Jun 2013 - 10:31pm 16 comments
The security chief was trying to placate a worried public following Snowden's claims in the media that US agencies have carried out hundreds of cyberspying operations in Hong Kong.13 Aug 2013 - 3:45pm 3 comments
There used to be a wonderful shop in Kowloon City called "Fat Men's Trousers". No beating about the bush, the name said it all. No need to shuffle in sheepishly wondering whether there would be anything in your size. Everything was in your size.
The staff would just get the extra long tape measure round your middle, note the result and point to the right pile.7 May 2015 - 5:14pm 10 comments
Unseen forces pushing for incinerator site
Gina Chan Fung-chun ("Unbiased ruling for island waste site", May 25) is right to be suspicious of the Environmental Protection Department's motives in choosing Shek Kwu Chau, which is so obviously the wrong place to build an incinerator.7 May 2015 - 5:14pm
Security chief should have apologised
I was extremely offended by Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok's suggestion that young girls drink less in order to prevent rape ("Security chief blasted for rape remark", May 16).28 May 2013 - 1:20am 2 comments
A sudden surge in crime should ring the alarm bells in any society. So when rape cases in Hong Kong are found to have jumped 60 per cent year-on-year in the first quarter, the community rightly expects the problem to be addressed with a sense of urgency. But Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok is apparently eager to teach women a lesson rather than go after the criminals.7 May 2015 - 5:14pm 7 comments
Comments on rape a gentle reminder
Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok has come under fire for advising women to drink less to avoid being raped ("Security chief blasted for rape remark", May 16).
His comments came as government statistics were released showing that rapes in the first three months of this year were up on the same period last year.7 May 2015 - 5:14pm 3 comments
Responding to a call on Saturday by Global Times for Hong Kong and Macau to join a boycott of the Philippines, possibly through tourism and trade, security chief Lai Tung-kwok said: "Taiwan has taken a series of actions [in response to the incident], but I think some of these actions would not be appropriate for Hong Kong."20 May 2013 - 12:02pm 8 comments
The Civil Human Rights Front has called on the police to make public their guidelines governing how male officers should physically handle female protesters, following remarks by secretary for security Lai Tung-kwok that police could decide the matter on a case by case basis.20 May 2013 - 5:27am 3 comments
Was Tess Durbeyfield raped or seduced? The answer depends on which version of Tess of the D'Urbervilles we refer to. For all the changes Thomas Hardy has made to the story, and the web of ambiguities spun in each revision, it would seem he has purposefully left that to our imagination.7 May 2015 - 5:14pm
Lai Tung-kwok, the secretary for security, has attracted the ire of women's groups and members of the public after saying that women should drink less to avoid being raped.19 May 2013 - 3:55am
Quest to end alfresco dining hurts tourism
I first landed in Hong Kong in 1994 and found the dining scene quite vibrant and exciting. It was certainly very different from the US, where I hailed from.7 May 2015 - 5:14pm 3 comments
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and our own security chief Lai Tung-kwok have much in common. Both men have caused public outrage this month with their comments related to violence against women.
After half a century of the sexual and gender equality revolution, it's remarkable how powerful and well-educated men in Asia still go about life as if nothing has changed.18 May 2013 - 4:10am 4 comments
Most women who endure sexual violence don't report it because of shame, and his statement affirmed these fears
Si-si Liu Pui-shan on security chief Lai Tung-kwok
Japan was not the only one doing so. Everybody was doing bad things
Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto on wartime 'comfort women'
17 May 2013 - 3:17am