The headquarters of charity Po Leung Kuk in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edmond So
The headquarters of charity Po Leung Kuk in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edmond So

Hong Kong lawmakers say proposed penalties under new child abuse law not tough enough

  • Labour and welfare secretary defends three-month maximum jail sentence and says it is in line with offences of similar gravity
  • But lawmaker Michael Tien says offenders should instead face five to six years behind bars