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Pansy Ho condemns violent unlawful acts in HK at UN session

2019-09-12 07:32     Comment:0

GENEVA – Pansy Ho Chiu-king, chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women, yesterday condemned the “increasingly escalating violent acts” in Hong Kong.

In an oral statement delivered at the ongoing 42nd session of the UN Human Rights Council here in Geneva, Ho said that since June 6, Hong Kong people have been plagued with over 130 protests in which 110 ended in unprovoked violence and unlawful acts, driving hundreds of small businesses to close down and many workers jobless.

“We condemn the increasingly escalating violent acts of Hong Kong’s radical protestors,” she noted.

The Hong Kong non-governmental organization representative told the council that ordinary HK citizens are the hardest hit victims.

“An alarming rate of young children are running away from home to become frontline riot fighters in full gear and weaponry, radicalized to perpetrate criminal acts,” she said, adding that children of all ages are indoctrinated with police hatred at school and online, and mobilized to conduct massive school strikes.

She added that those who reject following, especially police’s children, will be maliciously harassed, intimidated and bullied both physically and on the internet.

“We will not tolerate child exploitation and we call for the international community to reprimand those organizers and influencers,” she said, adding that promoting hatred and violent extremism would only leave irreparable scars and harm the city’s harmony and stability.

Ho, the 57-year-old daughter of nonagenarian casino mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun, is one Hong Kong and Macau’s most prominent businesswomen. Her executive management positions and shareholdings include MGM and Shun Tak Holdings. – Xinhua, MPD


Hong Kong and Macau entrepreneur and business community leader Pansy Ho Chiu-king, chairperson of the Hong Kong Federation of Women (HKFW), addresses yesterday the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, about the unrest in Hong Kong. – Xinhua

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