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Hong Kong has tight gun control laws, but firearms could still be brought in Listen
The former head of the Royal Hong Kong Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau says it is possible to bring firearms into Hong Kong from the mainland or by mail. Steve Vickers was responding to the deadly shooting at Quarry Bay Park on Tuesday in which a woman fired shots at her two uncles and two aunts following what is believed to be a family dispute. Questions are being asked as to where the gun that was used by the woman came from. Vickers, who is the Chief Executive of Steve Vickers and Associates - a specialist political and corporate risk consultancy - said Hong Kong has one of the tightest gun controls in the world but people have managed to bring firearms into the territory. He spoke to Annemarie Evans:
Government urged to do more to help sex-crime victims Listen
The government is being urged to do more to encourage sex-crimes victims to come forward. During a meeting in Legco on Wednesday, the lawmaker representing the medical sector Pierre Chan asked the Secretary for Security about a reported rise in sex crimes over the past 17 years, as well as the prosecution rates for rape and sexual assault. The security chief said the government has been providing a "one-stop" service for victims. But the lawmaker told Richard Pyne that in reality, the system doesn't make it easy for those who come forward: