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DoJ rejects malicious attacks

The Department of Justice (DoJ) today said it will not tolerate malicious attacks on its decision, which was made in accordance with the law.   In a statement setting out the general principles in handling prosecutions, the DoJ reminded the public to refrain from commenting on any case in which the legal proceedings are still ongoing.   The statement said in respect of an application for review of admission to bail lodged by the DoJ on March 4, it should be noted that the case in question involves application for bail under Article 42(2) of the National Security Law.   The Court of Final Appeal delivered a judgment on February 9 on how to apply the granting of bail to a person charged with an offence under the National Security Law.   According to the Criminal Procedure Ordinance, the Secretary for Justice may apply to a judge to review the decision of admission to bail by a magistrate. The ordinance provides that a person may also apply to a judge to be admitted to bail if the

Financial advisers board named

The Government today announced the appointments to the Financial Services Development Council's board of directors.   The appointments are for two years from January 17.   The Chief Executive reappointed incumbent chairman Laurence Li and 12 incumbent members, and appointed three new members to the board.   Secretary for Financial Services & the Treasury Christopher Hui said under the chairman's leadership, the council has made great achievements in conducting research, promoting market development and nurturing talent for the betterment of Hong Kong's financial services industry.   Mr Hui said the reappointed members and new appointees are all seasoned practitioners with expertise in the financial services industry, adding that he was confident the board would continue to direct the council in accomplishing its work objectives.   He also thanked outgoing members Mark Dickens and Joe Ngai for their contributions over the past years.   Click here for the board of directors list.
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