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

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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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