Wednesday, September 17, 2014   

EOC dismisses double standards accusation
(02-25 12:56)

The Equal Opportunities Commission has rejected accusations of double standards over the use of insulting words by groups with differing political views.
The Commission had condemned the term "locust" used by local activists to describe mainlanders and said a review of anti-discrimination laws would be done this year to see if the term should be considered discriminatory.
But when pro-government forces called RTHK staff "British dogs" last year, a similar review wasn't triggered.
Commission chairman, York Chow Yat-ngok, says although both terms were considered insults to people, he felt that the expression of "British dog" was not against the British.
"It's against the people affiliated with the British so I think this is nothing discriminatory regarding the British race," he explained.
"In the current the incidents we feel that not only the expression is insulting but also the explanation of the organizers felt that they're targeting the mainlanders, this is something that we are concerned," he said. --RTHK   
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