Date
17 December 2017
Leung Fuk-yuen says Line Walker defames Hong Kong villagers and misrepresents a key government policy. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook
Leung Fuk-yuen says Line Walker defames Hong Kong villagers and misrepresents a key government policy. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook

Village leader blasts TVB crime thriller

TVB Ltd., Hong Kong’s largest television broadcaster, is the subject of a complaint by a village leader over a controversial crime drama.

Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen brought the complaint against the station, claiming its Line Walker police series defames indigenous residents of the New Territories.

Also, the show misrepresents the New Territories Small House Policy which gives ancestral property rights to villagers, he said.

In reply, the Office of the Communications Authority, Hong Kong’s media watchdog, said the broadcast ordinance does not provide for monitoring or vetting of content in shows and programs.

It said it is not in a position to pursue the complaint and would pass it to TVB.

Leung said he was acting on concerns by fellow village leaders who found the program offensive.

Line Walker revolves around a group of undercover policemen investigating a senior officer linked to the triad or Chinese mafia.

The show, which premiered in August this year, explores some sensitive subjects including crime and social conflict in a fictional Chinese ancestral village.    

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