Controversy arose in April 2016 after a piece of luggage belonging to Leung Chung-yan, a daughter of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, was specially delivered to a restricted area at Hong Kong International Airport as she was boarding a flight.
Lawmaker Ma Fung-kwok landed himself and airport security staff in trouble over a tube of gel that broke the rules – he should have known better
Union calls for return of previous policy on the presence of passengers during bag screening, and demands officials talk to it on the issue
Cabin Crew Federation spokeswoman Carol Ng and legal scholar Eric Cheung call on government to change rules as soon as possible, while transport minister Frank Chan says he respects court’s decision.
Judge agrees with flight attendant that Leung Chung-yan should have been present when her left-behind bag was X-ray screened – despite the government changing the rules after the event.
Legal challenge begins at High Court with barrister accusing authority of having “frivolous” attitude towards security.
Pro-Beijinger accused of abusing position in row with airport security over keeping the gel in his carry-on bag.