The construction site of the Exhibition Centre MTR station on the Sha Tin-Central link. MTR Corp has disclosed that important inspection documents for some of the stations on the HK$97.1 billion link have gone missing. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong archives law is the final step: first ensure proper records are kept

  • Public right to information hinges on an archives law that obliges proper record-keeping
  • Missing papers for MTR’s Sha Tin to Central link show why binding legislation is needed
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The construction site of the Exhibition Centre MTR station on the Sha Tin-Central link. MTR Corp has disclosed that important inspection documents for some of the stations on the HK$97.1 billion link have gone missing. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Hong Kong’s Environment Bureau had the second highest year-on-year increase, destroying 205 metres more records last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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Time to press ahead with archive law

  • The government destroyed records roughly half the height of Mount Everest last year, and further checks are needed to ensure documents of interest are preserved

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Hong Kong’s Environment Bureau had the second highest year-on-year increase, destroying 205 metres more records last year. Photo: Shutterstock
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