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Last 50 tweets from @alvinllum
Hong Kong govt's trade office in London has fired back at @thetimes' editorial, calling it "false and baseless" to suggest that Hong Kong is among the “most repressed” cities in Asia.
 
Flight data indicates someone in the cockpit intentionally crashed a China Eastern jet earlier this year, according to people familiar with U.S. officials’ preliminary assessment of what led to the accident. -@WSJ

wsj.com/articles/china…
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
In reply to @AP
The @AP and @frontlinepbs have verified that Russia has destroyed or damaged at least 57 Ukrainian schools in a manner that indicates a possible war crime. But the destruction of schools is about more than toppling buildings and maiming bodies. apne.ws/zmRkw1R
War Crimes Watch: Targeting schools, Russia bombs the future
apnews.com
 
The new proposed deputy SJ will be tasked to promote Hong Kong’s legal system internationally, esp against those who “bad-mouth” it, said incoming CE John Lee.
新政府將成三司十五局 增三副司長 dlvr.it/SQWPz8
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
Seeing a lot of outlets echoing sheriff saying that the gunman in the Taiwanese church shooting was born in China. I would be careful about repeating this - TECRO in LA told @amy_changchien that he was born in Taiwan & other official docs also back that up
apnews.com/article/religi…
Authorities: Hate against Taiwanese led to church attack
apnews.com
 
Hong Kong's privacy watchdog may invoke anti-doxxing law and block @telegram, Sing Tao reports, citing anonymous source.
 
CE Carrie Lam, a Catholic herself, said the arrest of @CardJosephZen is a matter of law enforcement "acting in accordance with the law" and there is no any personal feeling involved. She has not responded if she will pray for Zen.
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
My article with Theo Chan published today in Mingpao (in Chinese) argues that while COVID vaccines should be *recommended* for younger adults in HK, we believe there is insufficient justification at present to *mandate* vaccination in this group … (1/24)
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Exempting vaccination pass for people under 60, @bencowling88 wrote in @mingpaocom, noting the current measure- which overrides one's informed consent not to be jabbed- might not be justified given younger population's low mortality +high vaccination rate.news.mingpao.com/pns/%e8%a7%80%…
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Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
香港法庭媒體《法庭線 The Witness》周一正式運作,報道將全部免費向公眾開放。詳情請參閱網站 thewitnesshk.com 及 Facebook 專頁 facebook.com/thewitnesshk 的發布。謝謝支持和關注。
The Witness
facebook.com
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
wow - independent journalists in Hong Kong launches a news site focusing on court reporting, a brave and much needed move to ensure that nothing goes undocumented

they are also seeking paid subscription now

thewitnesshk.com
 
Elon Musk says Twitter legal team told him he violated an NDA | Reuters reuters.com/markets/deals/…
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
Richest man in the world does research methods
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
Oh wow. The Lancet — one of the most prestigious medical journals in the world — is out with a forceful statement about Roe v. Wade *on the cover*.
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
BREAKING NEWS: "The Asian Football Confederation has been officially informed by the CFA that it would not be able to host the AFC Asian Cup 2023."
 
Vatican’s Secretary of State said the arrest of @CardJosephZen should not be read as disavowal of Sino-Vatican agreement. He hopes it “will not complicate the already complex and not simple path of dialogue between the Holy See and the Church in China.”
vaticannews.va/en/vatican-cit…
Parolin expresses closeness to Cardinal Zen and desire to dialogue with China - Vatican News
vaticannews.va
 
Details: Dozens of lawyers aided by 612 Fund were accused by the police for violating professional conduct, @mingpaocom reports.

"Accusation":
1)receiving honorarium although working "pro bono" on paper
2)pay cheques from the fund instead of solicitors
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news.mingpao.com
BREAKING: after arresting the trustees of pro-democracy 612 Fund, police is now going after the lawyers it funded. In a statement, police said it has complained to Law Society and Bar Association on alleged professional misconduct against certain lawyers and barristers. pic.twitter.com/eNR01WPJR9
 
BREAKING: after arresting the trustees of pro-democracy 612 Fund, police is now going after the lawyers it funded. In a statement, police said it has complained to Law Society and Bar Association on alleged professional misconduct against certain lawyers and barristers.
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
In reply to @AP
The virus outbreak in North Korea forced leader Kim Jong Un to wear a mask in public likely for the first time since the start of the pandemic, but the scale of transmissions inside the country wasn’t immediately known. apne.ws/qeov3jC
North Korea confirms 1st COVID outbreak, Kim orders lockdown
apnews.com
 
NEW: Catholic Diocese of Hong Kong said it's "extreme concerned" about the safety of @CardJosephZen and offering special prayers to him. It urge the police and the judicial authorities to handle Zen’s case in accordance with justice, while considering concrete human situation.
 
Iranian consulate in Hong Kong has originally congratulated John Lee for his “appointment”, and later deleted post and changed it to “election”.

It said it has always supported “patriots governing Hong Kong” principle.
 
Reminder from @hkumed on a “potentially large Covid-19 cluster” around Kennedy Town
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
Among other things, I said (in English, of course, haha):「業界普遍共識是應多管齊下,除改善法例,亦應提升公眾新聞素養、預防式的公眾傳播、獨立事實查核、平台監管等。他提醒,倘立法應保障公眾及互聯網用家,而非保護政權或規管傳媒。」 news.mingpao.com/pns/%e6%b8%af%…
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Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
North Korea has acknowledged a coronavirus infection in the country for the first time.

North Korea had claimed it had no infections up until now, though outside experts doubted that. apne.ws/CnRSp1q
North Korea raises alarm after confirming 1st COVID-19 case
apnews.com
 
In reply to @alvinllum
They are also charged under one count of failing to register 612 Fund under colonial-era Societies Ordinance.
Replying to @alvinllum
Denise Ho @hoccgoomusic signalled she’s fine with picture and emojis on her Instagram, after released on a police bail.
 
In reply to @alvinllum
More update: @CardJosephZen is released on bail, left police station without any comment. The other three will also be released on bail. Police has accused the 612 Fund of soliciting sanctions against HKSAR and threatening national security, and more arrests could be made.
Replying to @alvinllum
They are also charged under one count of failing to register 612 Fund under colonial-era Societies Ordinance.
 
In reply to @alvinllum
UPDATE: At least 4 trustees, including @CardJosephZen, @hoccgoomusic, Margaret Ng, and Hui Po-keung, are now arrested.
Replying to @alvinllum
More update: @CardJosephZen is released on bail, left police station without any comment. The other three will also be released on bail. Police has accused the 612 Fund of soliciting sanctions against HKSAR and threatening national security, and more arrests could be made.
 
"The Holy See has learned with concern the news of the arrest of Cardinal Zen and is carefully following the evolution of the situation"
The Vatican has offered its first reaction to the arrest of Cardinal Joseph Zen in Hong Kong. catholicnewsagency.com/news/251204/va…
 
BREAKING: Another 612 trustee and veteran barrister Margaret Ng is also arrested, three sources said.
Replying to @alvinllum
UPDATE: At least 4 trustees, including @CardJosephZen, @hoccgoomusic, Margaret Ng, and Hui Po-keung, are now arrested.
 
BREAKING: Another 612 trustee and veteran barrister Margaret Ng is also arrested, three sources said.
Scholar Hui Po-keung is the first trustee of 612 fund arrested on suspicion of “collusion with foreign forces” under the NSL.

Other trustees eg @CardJosephZen and @hoccgoomusic are not arrested for the timing, but it’s not looking good.
news.mingpao.com/ins/%e6%b8%af%…
 
Scholar Hui Po-keung is the first trustee of 612 fund arrested on suspicion of “collusion with foreign forces” under the NSL.

Other trustees eg @CardJosephZen and @hoccgoomusic are not arrested for the timing, but it’s not looking good.
news.mingpao.com/ins/%e6%b8%af%…
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
#BREAKING #EXCLUSIVE Hui Po-keung, a Hong Kong scholar who helped run a now-disbanded defence fund for democracy protesters was arrested yesterday at the airport under the national security law for alleged "collusion with foreign forces".
sg.news.yahoo.com/hong-kong-defe…
Hong Kong defence fund trustee arrested at airport: sources
sg.news.yahoo.com
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
Tedros is being censored in China after calling zero-Covid unsustainable.

The WHO’s official press account on Weibo posted Tedros’ comments early this morning. It drew a wave of sarcastic comments from users critical of zero-Covid. An hour later the post is “no longer viewable.”
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
The WHO director-general says China's "zero-COVID" strategy isn't sustainable given the virus's ever-evolving nature. trib.al/eW6a5DD
WHO chief: China's zero-COVID strategy not "sustainable"
axios.com
 
To some observer in DC, has HK become a lost cause to the US? Veteran analyst Richard Bush said in a recent talk that he felt there's nothing the US govt can do to "fundamentally change HK's political system for the better", at least not under XJP.

news.mingpao.com/pns/%e8%a6%81%…
 
If the US blocks John Lee from attending APEC next year, it could have "large repercussions" in US-China relations, "perhaps even larger than if the US blocks Vladimir Putin", former US consul general Kurt Tong told @mingpaocom.

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Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
In reply to @ofarry
Xinhua's cherrypicking of justificatory examples from elsewhere in the world is getting a bit desperate here. Yes, Gérard Collomb oversaw France's National Police (as all interior ministers do) but he was never a cop. The police are run by a director general from inside the force
 
NEW: Exco may discuss new govt restructuring plan next week, that could trigger tabling and scrutiny in Legco, said CE Carrie Lam. She also revealed it could be passed in June the earliest.

It may incur additional $30M recurring expenditure every year, she added.
Replying to @alvinllum
CR asked Carrie Lam that John Lee got more votes than her, does that mean Lee is more qualified that her to be CE (What?!). Lam completely dodged the question and said she's not comment on anything to do with the incoming admin.
 
NEW: Exco may discuss new govt restructuring plan next week, that could trigger tabling and scrutiny in Legco, said CE Carrie Lam. She also revealed it could be passed in June the earliest.

It may incur additional $30M recurring expenditure every year, she added.
 
Carrie Lam's slogan: "With epidemic under control comes path towards normalcy."
 
In reply to @alvinllum
Lee also rejected EU's attack on electoral system, saying how HK affairs run are matter for HK and China and claimed there are "double standards" from critics. "I disagreed and they are wrong", Lee said, stressing the CE election is conducted in compliance with local laws.
Replying to @alvinllum
Lee claimed under the sweeping changes to the electoral system, there is "broad representation of interest and in acc with actual situation of HK". Citing debates in Legco as "rational and high quality", he said it has already created "positive results".
 
In reply to @alvinllum
John Lee also denied there are free speech are criminalised in Hong Kong, calling the allegation as "absolutely wrong and misleading". "It's about their action," Lee said.
Replying to @alvinllum
Lee also rejected EU's attack on electoral system, saying how HK affairs run are matter for HK and China and claimed there are "double standards" from critics. "I disagreed and they are wrong", Lee said, stressing the CE election is conducted in compliance with local laws.
 
In reply to @alvinllum
Asked that his address did not touch on guarantee of freedoms and rights like previous CEs, Lee said these freedoms and rights are already enjoyed and protected by the Basic Law, but one still can't violate the law.
Replying to @alvinllum
John Lee also denied there are free speech are criminalised in Hong Kong, calling the allegation as "absolutely wrong and misleading". "It's about their action," Lee said.
 
Incoming CE John Lee said the mention of "bottom-line thinking" in his speech yesterday meant to have a risk access in all aspects, in the hope to "prepare for the worst, and strive for the best results". pic.twitter.com/YKGK3Gmiug
Replying to @alvinllum
Asked that his address did not touch on guarantee of freedoms and rights like previous CEs, Lee said these freedoms and rights are already enjoyed and protected by the Basic Law, but one still can't violate the law.
 
Incoming CE John Lee said the mention of "bottom-line thinking" in his speech yesterday meant to have a risk access in all aspects, in the hope to "prepare for the worst, and strive for the best results".
 
In reply to @alvinllum
Lee said he will meet the Chief Justice, LegCo President, Liaison Office, National Security Office, MoFA and the PLA Garrison later today.
Replying to @alvinllum
Elbow bump between John Lee and chief justice Andrew Cheung.
 
Alvin Lum Retweeted ·  
Some interesting language here from a senior Party official in Shanghai’s Pudong district. “We are ready to take the risk of being dashed to pieces” to eliminate Covid. Shanghai tightened restrictions for many residents over the weekend despite falling numbers.
 
In reply to @alvinllum
John Lee said he has a “useful meeting” and had “useful discussion” with Carrie Lam earlier in the morning.
Replying to @alvinllum
Lee said he will meet the Chief Justice, LegCo President, Liaison Office, National Security Office, MoFA and the PLA Garrison later today.
 
In reply to @alvinllum
After a brief note of congratulations to Lee, Lam spent most of the time to thank Beijing for implementing NSL, overhaul of electoral systems and guidance, as well as officials, lawmakers, and civil servants in their respective roles in implementing the new election. pic.twitter.com/D2zg0ognA9
Replying to @alvinllum
John Lee said he has a “useful meeting” and had “useful discussion” with Carrie Lam earlier in the morning.
 
In reply to @alvinllum
At least there’s a handshake five years ago…John Lee and Carrie Lam only waved upon media’s request. pic.twitter.com/rLQSzbr6HX
Replying to @alvinllum
After a brief note of congratulations to Lee, Lam spent most of the time to thank Beijing for implementing NSL, overhaul of electoral systems and guidance, as well as officials, lawmakers, and civil servants in their respective roles in implementing the new election.
 
 
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