Law Enforcement

Police try to control protesters outside the 2013 Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture at Kwun Tong on December 11 as Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attends the opening ceremony. Photo: Sam Tsang

PLA will not be used to deal with public disorder, says Hong Kong security minister

There is no possibility that Hong Kong police will call in the People's Liberation Army to deal with public disorder, the security minister says. Secretary for Security Lai Tung-kwok was responding to a question in the Legislative Council on the circumstances in which the government would seek Beijing's intervention.