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2019/06/15

HKGCC Welcomes Decision to Pause Extradition Bill

For Immediate Release

The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) welcomes the Government’s suspension of the second reading debate of the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019, announced this afternoon (15 June).

“We welcome the Government’s decision to suspend resumption of the second reading of the extradition bill, which will allow things to cool down and let everyone return to rational debate,” said Chamber Chairman Aron Harilela.

“We look forward to the Government continuing to engage in constructive discussions with stakeholders and the public to address and eliminate doubts about the bill,” added Harilela.

 

 


Media inquiries: Please contact Ms Kari Yu at 2823 1266 / kari@chamber.org.hk  

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