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Ill-timed anti-mask law won’t make much difference: security expert Listen
A security expert says the government’s new anti-mask law will make ‘little to no difference' in quelling the escalating protests here – unless the administration follows up with further measures like imposing a curfew, or setting up a registration system for media organisations. Steve Vickers, the CEO of the risk consultancy Steve Vickers and Associates, also questioned the timing of the move, saying hard-core protesters will likely take advantage of the three-day weekend to escalate their action. Vickers, also the former head of the Royal Hong Kong Police Criminal Intelligence Bureau, spoke to RTHK’s Annemarie Evans about the controversial law:
David Webb supports judicial review against anti-mask law Listen
An activist investor and former independent non-executive director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, David Webb, says introducing laws via the colonial-era Emergency Regulations Ordinance may be unconstitutional and may mark the beginning of a draconian crackdown. He told RTHK’s Jim Gould that the Bar Association should take legal action against the administration: