Date
17 January 2017
CCTV footage shows a police officer in the Sheung Wan MTR sales shop of Radio D100 owned by Albert Cheng (inset). Photos: Facebook, HKEJ
CCTV footage shows a police officer in the Sheung Wan MTR sales shop of Radio D100 owned by Albert Cheng (inset). Photos: Facebook, HKEJ

Albert Cheng bristles at police remark to sales staff

A Hong Kong radio personality has filed a police complaint after two officers visited his sales office and allegedly made politically charged remarks to a staffer.

Albert Cheng, founder of internet radio D100, said the policemen came to the shop in the Sheung Wan MTR station on Tuesday.

One of the officers told a staffer: “So you people are members of the yellow ribbons”, Cheng was quoted as saying by Metro Daily Wednesday.

“Yellow ribbon” is a nickname for supporters of last year’s street protests as opposed to “blue ribbon” which is a euphemism for a pro-establishment activist.

Cheng said the officers might have engaged in political harassment which is a violation of their supposed neutrality.

Chief superintendent Hui Chun-tak of the Police Public Relations Branch said the police will investigate the complaint.

Hui said the officers might have acted inappropriately if the allegations are true.

Cheng released a sound clip of the incident on his radio program.

His wife, Irene Lo, is heard asking a man, ostensibly one of the officers, what they wanted.

The man says they’re just browsing but goes on to make the “yellow ribbon” remark.

An employee is then heard asking, “so would you want a yellow ribbon or a blue one?”

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