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Andrew Li
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Li

A commission of inquiry into police conduct can help Hong Kong’s healing process – an amnesty for protesters cannot

  • An open and wide-ranging inquiry, led by a judge, would be the most effective way to ascertain the truth, and the process will have a therapeutic effect on society
  • Carrie Lam, meanwhile, must encourage more debate in government and speak up for Hongkongers, while all officials should remember they are servants of the public

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A protester throws an egg at officers at the police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Felix Wong
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Relationship between police and disaffected must be swiftly healed

  • Protesters accuse officers of using excessive force to break up demonstrations, but although there is need for more astute training in crowd control, those whose job it is to keep the peace should not be harassed

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A protester throws an egg at officers at the police headquarters in Wan Chai. Photo: Felix Wong
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