Lawyers, politicians criticise proposed bill criminalising insults against law enforcement

Pro-democracy lawyers and politicians have criticised a proposed bill criminalising insults against law enforcement officers, citing “strange” wording and a threat to freedom of speech. Pro-Beijing lawmakers Junius Ho, Priscilla Leung and Horace Cheung proposed the Public Order (Amendment) Bill 2017 on Friday afternoon, stipulating a maximum penalty of HK$5,000 and one year in prison for offenders. […]