Date
24 November 2017
Hong Kong police had faced immense stress last year amid the Occupy pro-democracy protests. Photo: CNSA
Hong Kong police had faced immense stress last year amid the Occupy pro-democracy protests. Photo: CNSA

Two senior police officials resign to take up other jobs

Two senior police officials in Hong Kong have resigned recently to take up others jobs, fueling speculation about the reason behind the departures.

Some media reports have suggested that the duo resigned due to stress related to the handling of the Occupy protests last year, but Singtao Daily cited its sources as saying that such conjecture was incorrect.

The two senior officers merely left as they found better opportunities elsewhere, sources told the paper.

Ng Shan-ho, 54, who had been district commander of Wan Chai Division Police Station, is said to have submitted his resignation in early March. He will officially leave his post in June.

With only one year left to his retirement, he accepted a high-paying job offer from MTR Corp, the report cited sources as saying.

Another senior official who will be leaving his post is Richard Skinner, who has been in charge of airport police for the last three years.

Skinner will be quitting his post in May as his contract would be expiring, the report said.

He will be taking up a post at the Aviation Security Co. Ltd., an entity jointly owned by the government and the Airport Authority, according to the report.

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