Mourners take part in a candlelight vigil for five-year-old Chan Siu-lam outside Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday. The girl died after being repeatedly thrown at the ceiling and poked in the chest with scissors at home. Photo: Handout

Hong Kong welfare minister pledges action on child abuse after shocking death of girl, 5

Dr Law Chi-kwong promises to work on enhancing training for social workers and educators to help them spot possible cases

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Mourners take part in a candlelight vigil for five-year-old Chan Siu-lam outside Hong Kong government headquarters on Saturday. The girl died after being repeatedly thrown at the ceiling and poked in the chest with scissors at home. Photo: Handout
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Ernest Kao

Ernest Kao

Ernest is a reporter at the SCMP. He mainly covers environment, energy, science and urban planning and development issues.

Peace Chiu

Peace Chiu

Peace is a reporter at the Post on the Hong Kong desk, specialising in education and social policies. She joined the Post in 2016, having previously worked in Singapore for 938NOW and Yahoo.