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Govt rejects AmCham concerns over security law

2020-05-28 HKT 02:38
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  • The government said the vast majority of law-abiding residents and overseas investors have nothing to fear. Photo: RTHK
    The government said the vast majority of law-abiding residents and overseas investors have nothing to fear. Photo: RTHK
The government on Wednesday told the American Chamber of Commerce that it's "unhelpful" to spread rumours and fear or speculate on the details of Beijing's national security law for Hong Kong when it's not even been drafted yet.

The chamber has raised concerns that the law could jeopardise business prospects and stoke fears among foreign nationals over their safety.

But in a statement responding to the concerns, the government said the vast majority of law-abiding residents and overseas investors have nothing to fear.

It also dismissed the chamber's concern that the local legislative process has been bypassed, pointing out that national security legislation is always the prerogative of the state.