Hong Kong’s welfare secretary wants to raise the eligibility age for elderly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance from 60 to 65. Photo: AFP

Imposing a ‘penalty’ on Hong Kong’s jobless elderly is simply offensive

  • Civil servants who back the idea should get a taste of their own medicine
  • This and other missteps by Carrie Lam’s cabinet colleagues are making the chief executive’s job more difficult
Topic |   Ageing society

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Hong Kong’s welfare secretary wants to raise the eligibility age for elderly Comprehensive Social Security Assistance from 60 to 65. Photo: AFP
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