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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

TAC briefed on walkability measures

The Transport Advisory Committee was briefed today on the progress of walkability enhancement measures in selected pilot areas and highlights of the overall walkability strategy for Hong Kong.   The Government has proposed a number of measures for fostering a pedestrian-friendly environment.   Such measures include setting up low speed limit zones and wayfinding signage, decluttering non-essential traffic signs and railings, levelling run-in/out points and installing raised crossings on bus routes.   The Government has also finalised the overall walkability strategy for Hong Kong with a view to developing it into a walkable city of world-class quality.   Committee Chairman Prof Stephen Cheung pointed out that the members support the Government in taking forward the walkability enhancement measures for citywide application.   Members also welcome the formulation of the overall walkability strategy for the city and support the Government to select suitable new development areas and built-up areas for implementing the comprehensive pedestrian planning framework, he added.   The operation of franchised buses was also discussed.   The committee noted that due to the substantial reduction in patronage and revenues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing measures, the operators of franchised buses are facing a challenging environment.
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