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Natural disasters

Hong Kong reserve police and Civil Aid workers stand ready to serve, but must be called upon to do so

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 13 February, 2019, 5:00pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 13 February, 2019, 5:00pm

I am a retired lecturer and proud of living in Hong Kong, which is one of the safest cities in the world. While the Hong Kong Police Force deserves credit for maintaining law and order, no doubt law-abiding citizens have also been working hard to promote the well-being of the city.

On this, I think people will not forget our other essential services, like the Auxiliary Police Force and Civil Aid Service. These workers often sacrifice their time during public holidays to serve us devotedly. They are most valuable, in that thousands of them can turn out promptly and unselfishly in case of emergencies or natural disasters. It is high time our government thought about how to help them contribute more to the community at large.

Lawrence Choi, Yau Tong