Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah attends a Commercial Radio programme in Kowloon Tong. In the Beautiful Sunday radio programme, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah apologised for failing to deal with the illegal additions at her home in Tuen Mun’s Villa De Mer estate. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah attends a Commercial Radio programme in Kowloon Tong. In the Beautiful Sunday radio programme, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah apologised for failing to deal with the illegal additions at her home in Tuen Mun’s Villa De Mer estate. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah attends a Commercial Radio programme in Kowloon Tong. In the Beautiful Sunday radio programme, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah apologised for failing to deal with the illegal additions at her home in Tuen Mun’s Villa De Mer estate. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong
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What happens when the justice secretary’s very action encourage people to disrespect the law?

Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah attends a Commercial Radio programme in Kowloon Tong. In the Beautiful Sunday radio programme, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah apologised for failing to deal with the illegal additions at her home in Tuen Mun’s Villa De Mer estate. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah attends a Commercial Radio programme in Kowloon Tong. In the Beautiful Sunday radio programme, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah apologised for failing to deal with the illegal additions at her home in Tuen Mun’s Villa De Mer estate. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong
Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah attends a Commercial Radio programme in Kowloon Tong. In the Beautiful Sunday radio programme, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah apologised for failing to deal with the illegal additions at her home in Tuen Mun’s Villa De Mer estate. Photo: SCMP / Winson Wong
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Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake Van Der Kamp

Jake van der Kamp is a native of the Netherlands, a Canadian citizen, and a longtime Hong Kong resident. He started as a South China Morning Post business reporter in 1978, soon made a career change to investment analyst and returned to the newspaper in 1998 as a financial columnist.