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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

Bun carnival cancelled

In view of the latest COVID-19 developments, the 2021 Bun Carnival has been cancelled, the Leisure & Cultural Services Department announced today.   The carnival, jointly organised by the Cheung Chau Bun Festival Committee and the department, was originally scheduled to be held at Pak Tai Temple Playground’s football pitch on Cheung Chau.   The department explained that in order to reduce the risk of spreading the virus through social contact, the organising committee decided to cancel related activities to avoid public gatherings.   Cancelled activities include bun tower climbing training, the bun scrambling competition selection contest, the climbing carnival and bun scrambling competition.   Nevertheless, the ongoing student colouring and drawing competitions will continue. Winners will be notified individually and awards will be sent to the respective schools after the assessment.
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