Otto Poon Lok-to, husband of the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, arriving at West Kowloon Court where he was accused of bypassing building regulations to construct a pool at his Tuen Mun villa. Photo: Sam Tsang Otto Poon Lok-to, husband of the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, arriving at West Kowloon Court where he was accused of bypassing building regulations to construct a pool at his Tuen Mun villa. Photo: Sam Tsang
Otto Poon Lok-to, husband of the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, arriving at West Kowloon Court where he was accused of bypassing building regulations to construct a pool at his Tuen Mun villa. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Greater deterrence needed to tackle illegal structures

  • A law that is difficult to police is bad enough. It would be worse if the punishment was seen by some as not in line with the gravity of the offence

Otto Poon Lok-to, husband of the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, arriving at West Kowloon Court where he was accused of bypassing building regulations to construct a pool at his Tuen Mun villa. Photo: Sam Tsang Otto Poon Lok-to, husband of the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, arriving at West Kowloon Court where he was accused of bypassing building regulations to construct a pool at his Tuen Mun villa. Photo: Sam Tsang
Otto Poon Lok-to, husband of the Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, arriving at West Kowloon Court where he was accused of bypassing building regulations to construct a pool at his Tuen Mun villa. Photo: Sam Tsang
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