Sum Lok-kei

Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.
Sum Lok-kei
Sum Lok-kei joined the Post in 2018. He is a reporter on the Hong Kong desk.

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District councillors snub meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with only about one in five attending

Many pro-establishment allies stay away from two-hour session as Lam tries to find solutions to protests that have rocked city for 15 weeks.

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Many pro-establishment allies stay away from two-hour session as Lam tries to find solutions to protests that have rocked city for 15 weeks.

District councillors snub meeting with Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam with only about one in five attending
From vandalising MTR stations to setting off petrol bombs, now Hong Kong protesters are going for fist fights or ‘si liu’ to settle scores with rival groups

New line advocates physical retaliation against aggressive groups rather than retreating or asking police to mediate and enforce the law.

18 Sep 2019 - 12:07PM

New line advocates physical retaliation against aggressive groups rather than retreating or asking police to mediate and enforce the law.

From vandalising MTR stations to setting off petrol bombs, now Hong Kong protesters are going for fist fights or ‘si liu’ to settle scores with rival groups
Hong Kong protests: ‘Dialogue Office’ launched to help city’s leader Carrie Lam resolve crisis

But move attracts concern that the government will fall back on familiar faces in own network if it does not quickly cast its net wider.

17 Sep 2019 - 7:22AM

But move attracts concern that the government will fall back on familiar faces in own network if it does not quickly cast its net wider.

Hong Kong protests: ‘Dialogue Office’ launched to help city’s leader Carrie Lam resolve crisis
MTR chief Jacob Kam takes heat for plan to use Gurkhas as railway enforcers because they do not know Cantonese curse words

CEO Jacob Kam says security force will implement MTR by-laws, after earlier saying Nepalese workers might react less to verbal abuse because of the language barrier.

15 Sep 2019 - 11:12PM

CEO Jacob Kam says security force will implement MTR by-laws, after earlier saying Nepalese workers might react less to verbal abuse because of the language barrier.

MTR chief Jacob Kam takes heat for plan to use Gurkhas as railway enforcers because they do not know Cantonese curse words
Police ban rally for fear of more violence and chaos as Hong Kong braces for citywide protests at weekend

Police object to Sunday’s event on grounds there had been ‘chaos’, ‘violence’ and ‘destruction’ after previous marches organised by Civil Human Rights Front.

13 Sep 2019 - 12:26AM

Police object to Sunday’s event on grounds there had been ‘chaos’, ‘violence’ and ‘destruction’ after previous marches organised by Civil Human Rights Front.

Police ban rally for fear of more violence and chaos as Hong Kong braces for citywide protests at weekend
‘Communication problem’ led to Hong Kong police officer telling paramedics there were no injuries in MTR station on night seven people were hurt, fire service says

Officials, for the ninth time in 12 days, again attempt to debunk rumours three protesters were killed in Prince Edward MTR station on August 31.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:49AM

Officials, for the ninth time in 12 days, again attempt to debunk rumours three protesters were killed in Prince Edward MTR station on August 31.

‘Communication problem’ led to Hong Kong police officer telling paramedics there were no injuries in MTR station on night seven people were hurt, fire service says
Pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central

Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters confronted anti-government protesters at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on September 12, 2019.

12 Sep 2019 - 10:01PM

Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters confronted anti-government protesters at a shopping mall in Hong Kong on September 12, 2019.

Pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central
Hong Kong police confirm video showing officer swinging baton in station is authentic, but say it is not relevant to issuing of weapons this week as it was filmed last year

Film was made in February 2018 and while force admits conduct was ‘not appropriate’ it says it should not be linked to decision to give off-duty officers extendable batons to help with fight against anti-government protesters.

12 Sep 2019 - 9:33PM

Film was made in February 2018 and while force admits conduct was ‘not appropriate’ it says it should not be linked to decision to give off-duty officers extendable batons to help with fight against anti-government protesters.

Hong Kong police confirm video showing officer swinging baton in station is authentic, but say it is not relevant to issuing of weapons this week as it was filmed last year
Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central

Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters confront anti-government protesters singing songs and shouting slogans at a shopping mall in Central.

13 Sep 2019 - 4:44AM

Hundreds of pro-Beijing supporters confront anti-government protesters singing songs and shouting slogans at a shopping mall in Central.

Hong Kong protests: pro-Beijing and anti-government camps attempt to outsing each other at IFC Mall in Central
Hong Kong police get green light to carry extendable batons while off-duty following recent knife attack on officer

Night sticks will be issued to execute ‘constabulary duties’ rather than for self-defence, says internal memo. Officers must identify themselves as police if possible before using them, and make a report to superiors afterwards.

10 Sep 2019 - 8:44PM

Night sticks will be issued to execute ‘constabulary duties’ rather than for self-defence, says internal memo. Officers must identify themselves as police if possible before using them, and make a report to superiors afterwards.

Hong Kong police get green light to carry extendable batons while off-duty following recent knife attack on officer
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam unmoved by tycoon Li Ka-shing’s call for ‘mercy’ on anti-government protesters

Carrie Lam says her administration ‘would not endorse or support any act that goes against the rule of law’, while decrying ‘crazy’ damage to railway stations.

10 Sep 2019 - 11:31PM

Carrie Lam says her administration ‘would not endorse or support any act that goes against the rule of law’, while decrying ‘crazy’ damage to railway stations.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam unmoved by tycoon Li Ka-shing’s call for ‘mercy’ on anti-government protesters
Hong Kong leader vows not to let US become a stakeholder in city’s affairs, and calls on anti-government protesters to stop asking Washington for help

Chief executive vows not to let the United States become a stakeholder in Hong Kong’s affairs and urges protesters to stop asking Washington for help.

11 Sep 2019 - 12:02AM

Chief executive vows not to let the United States become a stakeholder in Hong Kong’s affairs and urges protesters to stop asking Washington for help.

Hong Kong leader vows not to let US become a stakeholder in city’s affairs, and calls on anti-government protesters to stop asking Washington for help
Hong Kong protests: officials attempt for sixth time to debunk rumours of deaths during police operation in MTR station but ‘mourners’ remain unconvinced

Dozens of people gathered outside Prince Edward station to pay respect to those they believed killed, with some burning paper offerings despite a sixth clarification from the government.

10 Sep 2019 - 9:08AM

Dozens of people gathered outside Prince Edward station to pay respect to those they believed killed, with some burning paper offerings despite a sixth clarification from the government.

Hong Kong protests: officials attempt for sixth time to debunk rumours of deaths during police operation in MTR station but ‘mourners’ remain unconvinced
Hong Kong justices of the peace denied entry to police detention centre where anti-government protesters were allegedly mistreated

Six justices of the peace were denied entry to a police detention centre, following allegations that arrested protesters were mistreated there.

8 Sep 2019 - 5:17PM

Six justices of the peace were denied entry to a police detention centre, following allegations that arrested protesters were mistreated there.

Hong Kong justices of the peace denied entry to police detention centre where anti-government protesters were allegedly mistreated
Beijing supports me all the way, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says, stressing decision to withdraw extradition bill was hers

Chief executive also insists she has not changed her mind, saying withdrawal no different in substance to earlier decisions to suspend or call bill ‘dead’.

6 Sep 2019 - 12:16AM

Chief executive also insists she has not changed her mind, saying withdrawal no different in substance to earlier decisions to suspend or call bill ‘dead’.

Beijing supports me all the way, Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam says, stressing decision to withdraw extradition bill was hers
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s bombshell withdrawal of extradition bill draws more scepticism than hope for end to weeks of protest turmoil

Protesters and politicians say it is too little, too late but business chambers welcome decision.

5 Sep 2019 - 12:35PM

Protesters and politicians say it is too little, too late but business chambers welcome decision.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s bombshell withdrawal of extradition bill draws more scepticism than hope for end to weeks of protest turmoil
Hong Kong student leader Keith Fong threatens police with lawsuit over two recent arrests

Keith Fong, president of the Hong Kong Baptist University student union, also said he might take action over rumoured threats to his safety.

4 Sep 2019 - 10:59PM

Keith Fong, president of the Hong Kong Baptist University student union, also said he might take action over rumoured threats to his safety.

Hong Kong student leader Keith Fong threatens police with lawsuit over two recent arrests
Student leader among three more anti-government activists rounded up in Hong Kong

Union cries foul over Keith Fong’s arrest, which he says was related to theft, claiming ‘fabricated charges’. Chairman of pro-democracy party also held, as well as march organiser, both over illegal assemblies.

3 Sep 2019 - 10:38PM

Union cries foul over Keith Fong’s arrest, which he says was related to theft, claiming ‘fabricated charges’. Chairman of pro-democracy party also held, as well as march organiser, both over illegal assemblies.

Student leader among three more anti-government activists rounded up in Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific suspends dozens of cabin crew members after flights found with depleted oxygen bottles, pending investigation

Move comes as mainland China’s airline regulator joins Civil Aviation Department and police in investigating the oxygen bottle situation.

3 Sep 2019 - 11:54PM

Move comes as mainland China’s airline regulator joins Civil Aviation Department and police in investigating the oxygen bottle situation.

Cathay Pacific suspends dozens of cabin crew members after flights found with depleted oxygen bottles, pending investigation
Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott

Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike. School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands.

2 Sep 2019 - 7:45PM

Sit-in at Chinese University draws an estimated 30,000 at start of two-week strike. School pupils at separate event in Central demand the government listen to protesters’ demands.

Thousands attend Hong Kong rally to kick off university class boycott
Cathay Pacific whistle-blowing policy urging staff to ‘speak up’ under spotlight as Hong Kong employees fear possible reprisals for support of anti-government protests

Policy, updated in May 2019, tells staff to report anonymously if they suspect a breach of code of conduct or the law, or have concerns about serious wrongdoing.

29 Aug 2019 - 7:32PM

Policy, updated in May 2019, tells staff to report anonymously if they suspect a breach of code of conduct or the law, or have concerns about serious wrongdoing.

Cathay Pacific whistle-blowing policy urging staff to ‘speak up’ under spotlight as Hong Kong employees fear possible reprisals for support of anti-government protests
Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests

Carrie Lam does not dismiss speculation that Emergency Regulations Ordinance could be invoked, even as members of her cabinet warn against such a move and opposition figures say it risks trashing rule of law.

29 Aug 2019 - 12:41PM

Carrie Lam does not dismiss speculation that Emergency Regulations Ordinance could be invoked, even as members of her cabinet warn against such a move and opposition figures say it risks trashing rule of law.

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam leaves door open on invoking sweeping emergency powers to deal with violent anti-government protests
Carrie Lam says Hong Kong will use legal means to tackle protests but admits stalemate caused by government’s refusal to meet protesters’ demands

Speaking before Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, chief executive says Hong Kong police have used minimal force against protesters.

27 Aug 2019 - 4:50PM

Speaking before Executive Council meeting on Tuesday, chief executive says Hong Kong police have used minimal force against protesters.

Carrie Lam says Hong Kong will use legal means to tackle protests but admits stalemate caused by government’s refusal to meet protesters’ demands
Demonstrators offer sparkling visions of unity as an estimated 210,000 people form 60km of human chains to encircle city in ‘Hong Kong Way’

Human chains stretched across city, pushing for five demands the government has rejected – some used lights and lasers to create a spectacular sight.

24 Aug 2019 - 11:06AM

Human chains stretched across city, pushing for five demands the government has rejected – some used lights and lasers to create a spectacular sight.

Demonstrators offer sparkling visions of unity as an estimated 210,000 people form 60km of human chains to encircle city in ‘Hong Kong Way’
Hong Kong protests: students from 10 universities and more than 100 secondary schools expected to join class boycott

Scale of the action was revealed as organisers of the university and secondary school strikes detailed their plans separately.

23 Aug 2019 - 3:28AM

Scale of the action was revealed as organisers of the university and secondary school strikes detailed their plans separately.

Hong Kong protests: students from 10 universities and more than 100 secondary schools expected to join class boycott
Are Hong Kong protesters pro-American or British when they wave the US and UK flags? The answer is complicated

The flying of other countries’ flags at Hong Kong protests is often cited as evidence of foreign interference – but ask the flag-bearers themselves and the picture is more nuanced.

22 Aug 2019 - 1:06PM

The flying of other countries’ flags at Hong Kong protests is often cited as evidence of foreign interference – but ask the flag-bearers themselves and the picture is more nuanced.

Are Hong Kong protesters pro-American or British when they wave the US and UK flags? The answer is complicated
Chaos at Hong Kong’s Yuen Long MTR station as protesters confront police while marking one month since mob attack

While thousands of mostly masked, black-clad protesters started by holding a peaceful sit-in at the station, smaller groups were out to make trouble.

22 Aug 2019 - 3:27PM

While thousands of mostly masked, black-clad protesters started by holding a peaceful sit-in at the station, smaller groups were out to make trouble.

Chaos at Hong Kong’s Yuen Long MTR station as protesters confront police while marking one month since mob attack
Hospital warning signs cast doubt on Hong Kong police claims over reasons for delay in investigating assault complaint against officers

Two officers caught on camera beating handcuffed suspect in North District Hospital in June were only arrested on Tuesday. Police had said they did not know footage existed but signs all over hospital tell people they are being watched.

21 Aug 2019 - 10:55PM

Two officers caught on camera beating handcuffed suspect in North District Hospital in June were only arrested on Tuesday. Police had said they did not know footage existed but signs all over hospital tell people they are being watched.

Hospital warning signs cast doubt on Hong Kong police claims over reasons for delay in investigating assault complaint against officers
The ‘spammy network’ of Chinese Twitter accounts meant to ‘sow discord in Hong Kong’

Two of the suspended accounts promoted themselves as news sources and most had fewer than 1,000 followers.

20 Aug 2019 - 9:49PM

Two of the suspended accounts promoted themselves as news sources and most had fewer than 1,000 followers.

The ‘spammy network’ of Chinese Twitter accounts meant to ‘sow discord in Hong Kong’
Hoping to end ‘political storm’ related to Hong Kong protests, pro-democracy legislator Jeremy Tam resigns from Cathay Pacific Airways

Former pilot was still on staff at the airline, despite stopping regular flights upon his election to the legislature in 2016. Pro-establishment figures had used the link to pressure the carrier.

20 Aug 2019 - 11:25PM

Former pilot was still on staff at the airline, despite stopping regular flights upon his election to the legislature in 2016. Pro-establishment figures had used the link to pressure the carrier.

Hoping to end ‘political storm’ related to Hong Kong protests, pro-democracy legislator Jeremy Tam resigns from Cathay Pacific Airways