Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has been on the receiving end of criticism from Beijing loyalists angered by sentencing leniency for Hong Kong protesters. Photo: Robert Ng
Tony Kwok
Opinion

Opinion

Tony Kwok

Lenient sentencing for rioters could only prolong the protests and lead to a loss of faith in Hong Kong’s courts

  • Light sentences stemming from Occupy Central and those so far in the current unrest have prompted accusations of unfairness
  • By speeding up the court process and ensuring judicial independence, we can bring this crisis to a close

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Chief Justice Geoffrey Ma Tao-li has been on the receiving end of criticism from Beijing loyalists angered by sentencing leniency for Hong Kong protesters. Photo: Robert Ng
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