The bureau led by security chief John Lee failed to insert a clause that would have allowed Hongkongers’ anonymous thoughts on the extradition bill to be available for public examination, says a critical ombudsman ruling. Photo: AFP

Hong Kong government slammed in ombudsman ruling on suppression of public feedback to extradition bill

  • Watchdog upholds complaint against Security Bureau’s refusal to publish submissions from Hongkongers’ on draft legislation that ignited protests
  • Handling of the consultation ‘clearly improper and extremely undesirable’
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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The bureau led by security chief John Lee failed to insert a clause that would have allowed Hongkongers’ anonymous thoughts on the extradition bill to be available for public examination, says a critical ombudsman ruling. Photo: AFP
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Jeffie Lam

Jeffie Lam

Jeffie writes predominantly about Hong Kong politics, but is also interested in social welfare issues, such as the city's ageing population and elderly care. She joined the Post in 2013 after beginning her career as a political reporter in 2009. In 2016, she won the English features merit prize in the 20th Human Rights Press Awards.