The security chief has questioned concerns raised by the US after the arrest on the mainland of a Hong Kong man for allegedly smuggling Bibles to Fujian. He faces a possible death sentence. Secretary for Security Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee said yesterday that while the US was free to express views on the case, she believed no one should interfere with another country's affairs. Mrs Ip was referring to concerns raised by US President George W. Bush last week about the arrest of businessman Lai Kwong-keung. 'Naturally, if any foreign government wishes to make its views known to the Chinese authorities on any subject, they are free to do so. But I believe nobody should interfere with another country's legal and judicial systems,' Mrs Ip told Reuters news agency. Lai, 38, and two mainlanders - Yu Zhudi and Lin Xifu, both 42 - were charged with 'using a cult to undermine the enforcement of the law' after being arrested on May 31 for allegedly smuggling 16,280 Bibles to an underground Christian group called the 'Shouters' in Fuqing, Fujian province. Lai was also accused of transporting a further 16,800 Bibles to Fuqing via Shenzhen on April 1. While some local Christian and human rights groups have called on the Government to arrange Lai's return to Hong Kong, Mrs Ip said it could not intervene because the events had taken place outside the SAR's jurisdiction. She said all it could do was help Lai's family in accordance with the notification system for mainland arrests.