Meaty surprise for another two Hong Kong politicians

Local | 26 Nov 2021 10:38 am

Two Hong Kong politicians have received the same type of threatening mail sent to several judges in recent weeks, which contained rotten meat. 

Executive Councilor Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee, also a pro-establishment lawmaker who is seeking re-election next month, said on Thursday that she had received a brown envelope bearing postage marks from Taiwan. 

Ip said the envelope contained a small plastic resealable bag with a meat-like substance inside. 

Police who were later called in suspect the substance to be rotten meat. 

Meanwhile, Nixie Lam Lam, a Tsuen Wan district councilor with the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, also reported receiving a mail containing the meat-like substance. 

A police spokesperson said such acts of criminal intimidation would be handled by the organized crime and triad bureau, adding that no arrests have been made so far. 

Ip, along with Chan Hok-fung of the DAB and Fong Lung-fei, who identifies as a pro-democracy independent, are the three candidates seeking a seat in the Hong Kong Island West constituency. 

Lam is running in the Election Committee constituency. 

Click here to view the full list of candidates running in the 2021 Legco election.

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