Thirty-nine people were killed when a boat owned by Hongkong Electric collided with a ferry off Lamma Island on October 1, 2012. The power firm was taking staff to see the National Day fireworks display in Victoria Harbour when disaster struck, plunging more than 100 people into the dark waters. It was the deadliest boat accident in Hong Kong in 40 years.
Relatives of those who died have waited long enough to hear the full truth about what happened and may finally be able to find closure.
Relatives of those who died have faced a long, hard battle for the truth and now, finally, they will get the proper inquiry that they desire and deserve.
Details of government report into 2012 Lamma collision that claimed 39 lives should be released after judge ruled against inquest being held.
Privacy ultimately has to be weighed against the public interest as calls grow for a full disclosure of the report into the tragedy.
Trial by jury is a cherished feature of our criminal justice system. The use of ordinary people to decide the guilt or innocence of those facing serious criminal charges acts as a safeguard against abuse and involves the public in the trial process.
Since the people of Hong Kong have demanded compensation, retribution and high standards of accountability of Philippine authorities over the Manila hostage crisis, we should apply the same standards and outrage to those responsible for the Lamma ferry crash.
In Hong Kong, we go after the small fry rather than the whales. This is the legal situation we have ended up with in last year's Lamma ferry tragedy that killed 39 people, including eight children.
Philip Chiu, who lost his sister in tragedy, says he expects the inquiry to explain why one of the vessels sank so quickly.
A High Court ruling after a years-long fight that an inquest should be held into the Lamma IV maritime disaster is welcomed by campaigners
‘It’s the first time in so many years that I’m able to smile again in front of the cameras,’ Alice Leung, who lost her brother in crash says.
Families of loved ones who died in disaster express disappointment over the ruling.
Some 124 people on the Lamma IV were thrown into waters near Yung Shue Wan when it was hit by a passenger ferry travelling from Central.
Carrie Lam cites privacy concerns in declining to release the report, and says she understands families’ feelings, drawing scorn from victims’ relatives.
Defendant maintained removing her mask was gesture of respect for dead, but magistrate finds rationale unreasonable.
Relatives notified by the court on Saturday that it will not open an inquest into crash, which left 39 dead in 2012.
The city’s acting housing and transport chief says the Department of Justice has prosecuted all the people it intends to, but a lawmaker insists there is still more to investigate.
Government has yet to fulfil promise to release full internal report into the collision, they say.
So Ping-chi has prison term for misconduct in public office reduced from 16 months to 4½.