Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

Pan-dems have opened up a can of worms

  • A Hong Kong court has backed the opposition by ruling the government’s ban on wearing face masks at protests is unconstitutional but in the long term, the backlash from Beijing could erode our judicial independence

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The mask ban was implemented in October to quell the months-long unrest in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong mask law: judges give themselves time to deliberate suspension of controversial emergency ruling

  • On Monday, Justices Anderson Chow and Godfrey Lam ruled the mask ban, which was implemented in October, unconstitutional
  • Justice department had then written to the judges to keep the ban ‘valid and of legal effect’ until a final verdict was reached
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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The mask ban was implemented in October to quell the months-long unrest in Hong Kong. Photo: Sam Tsang
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