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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

Senior appointments announced

The Government today announced four senior appointments.   Director of Marine Agnes Wong will succeed Donald Tong as Permanent Secretary for Transport & Housing (Housing)/Director of Housing on February 1.   Deputy Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development (Communications & Creative Industries) Carol Yuen will take up the post of Director of Marine on the same day.   Deputy Secretary for Development (Planning & Lands) Doris Ho will take up the post of Head, Policy Innovation & Co-ordination Office on January 18.   Deputy Commissioner of Rating & Valuation Kevin Siu will succeed Choi Lap-yiu, who will commence his pre-retirement leave, as Commissioner of Rating & Valuation on February 8.   Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip said Miss Wong, Ms Yuen and Ms Ho are seasoned Administrative Officers with proven leadership and management skills.   “I have every confidence that they will serve the community with professionalism in their new capacities.”   Commenting on the appointment of Mr Siu, Mr Nip said he has proven management and leadership skills, as well as rich professional knowledge and experience in rating and valuation work.   “I am confident that he will be able to lead the Rating & Valuation Department to meet the challenges ahead."   Click here for their biographies.
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