The ICAC: how Hong Kong’s corrupt police force became ‘Asia’s finest’

  • Set up in 1974, the Independent Commission Against Corruption’s early years were marked by tumultuous relations with police
  • Following an infamous incident in October 1977, the corruption-riddled force was gradually transformed
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Anti-riot police in action during an anti-government protest in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong police decline to give details of new scheme which will enable identification of frontline officers during protests

  • The force says it has introduced new ‘operational call signs’ – white tags affixed to officers’ vests, displaying their units and sections
  • The issue of the policemen’s lack of identification has become the subject of several court challenges
Topic |   Hong Kong courts

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Anti-riot police in action during an anti-government protest in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: Felix Wong
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