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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

Testing compliance check ends

The Government today said a joint enforcement operation on a compulsory testing notice for eight buildings in To Kwa Wan has been completed.   Sixty-five people were found to have violated the notice.   The notice covered On Ping Building, On Wo Yuen (Phase II) at 39 Mei King Street, On Hong Building, On Wo Yuen (Phase II) at 55 Mei King Street, and buildings located at 9 and 11, 13 and 15, 17 and 19, 21 and 23, 25 and 27, and 29 and 31 Mei King Street.   The enforcement action was conducted this morning by the Kowloon City District Office, together with Police, the Centre for Health Protection and the Auxiliary Medical Service.   About 790 residents’ test records were checked during the operation that ended by 11.10am.   The Government thanked residents who complied with the testing notice. Those who violated the notice were issued fixed penalties of $5,000 or compulsory testing orders, or both.   Noting that the enforcement process may cause inconvenience to residents, the Government appealed for their understanding as the operation was conducted to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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