HK Alliance to pay HK$8,000 fine over June 4th Museum probeLocal | 27 Jul 2021 6:03 pm
Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China will have to pay a HK$8,000 fine after it failed to apply for a Places of Public Entertainment License for its June 4th Museum.
The Food and Environmental Hygiene Department received reports in early June, saying that the Alliance didn't apply for a Places of Public Entertainment License for its June 4th Museum which reopened in late May, in violation of the Places of Public Entertainment Ordinance.
The department then laid a charge against the Alliance and the museum, located at Ngai Wong Commercial Building in Mong Kok soon closed.
The case was mentioned at Kowloon City Magistrates' Court today. No members of the Alliance was spotted in court but lawyer Kristine Chan, representing the Alliance.
In mitigation Chan said the Alliance agrees to pay the fine and the museum is only a small-scale premise.
There were only around 20 visitors and two staffers on duty at that time, and all activities had been stopped after the department had laid the charge, Chan added.
The judge in the end sentenced the alliance to a HK$8,000 fine, and they have to pay the fine within a month.
Yesterday the Alliance said on social media that for the safety of visitors and staffers, the decision on whether to reopen the museum will be announced in due course. In the meantime they will seek legal advice as well.