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Ball now in government's court: Christine Loh

2019-12-02 HKT 09:15
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  • Former lawmaker Christine Loh says a report by the Independent Police Complaints Council could prove useful. File photo: RTHK
    Former lawmaker Christine Loh says a report by the Independent Police Complaints Council could prove useful. File photo: RTHK
Former lawmaker Christine Loh said on Monday everyone is waiting for action from the government following the victory for pan-democrats in last Sunday's district elections.

The polls were widely seen as a referendum on the government's handling of six months of political unrest.

Loh, who is also a former undersecretary for the environment, expressed concern that if the government didn't seize this opportunity, then people would return to what she called their "default mode" of the past few months.

She also said some of the protesters' five demands had already gone past their "sell-by" date.

"Not to call the protests 'riots'... I think we've kind of gone past that. The question really is how are we going to deal with any kind of inquiry.

"I would like to think that there might be something that can still be done. I think we're going to see quite soon, probably not too far into the new year, that the Independent Police Complaints Council is going to report," she said.

"There are quite a few very distinguished international members. We have an excellent chairman in Anthony Neoh. I don't think that the IPCC – whatever they're going to say – will be useless, I think it's going to be a worthwhile process."