Malcolm Rifkind
Malcolm Rifkind
Sir Malcolm Rifkind, KCMG QC, is a former UK foreign secretary.

Any attempt to undermine Hong Kong’s judiciary would only be seen as a naked power grab by the mainland executive, inadvertently destroying the rule of law crucial to the city’s role as an international financial centre.


The government must change course on the extradition bill, for the sake of its freedoms and business-friendly reputation. Alternative means of dealing with offenders such as Chan Tong-kai have been proposed and must be considered.