It seems Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li may not quite appreciate the distinction between the obligation of citizens to obey the law and the obligation of government to abide by the constitution. Photo: Sam Tsang It seems Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li may not quite appreciate the distinction between the obligation of citizens to obey the law and the obligation of government to abide by the constitution. Photo: Sam Tsang
It seems Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li may not quite appreciate the distinction between the obligation of citizens to obey the law and the obligation of government to abide by the constitution. Photo: Sam Tsang
Jake Van Der Kamp
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The thumb rule of rule of law

It seems Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li may not quite appreciate the distinction between the obligation of citizens to obey the law and the obligation of government to abide by the constitution. Photo: Sam Tsang It seems Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li may not quite appreciate the distinction between the obligation of citizens to obey the law and the obligation of government to abide by the constitution. Photo: Sam Tsang
It seems Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li may not quite appreciate the distinction between the obligation of citizens to obey the law and the obligation of government to abide by the constitution. Photo: Sam Tsang
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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.