Date
11 December 2017
Two posts on the Facebook page of the Hong Kong Police Force appear to be making references to the Howard Lam case. Photos: HKEJ/HKPF Facebook page
Two posts on the Facebook page of the Hong Kong Police Force appear to be making references to the Howard Lam case. Photos: HKEJ/HKPF Facebook page

Netizens read Howard Lam messages in police Facebook posts

Two posts on the social media platform of the Hong Kong Police Force this week appear to being making references to the abduction and torture claims of pro-democracy activist Howard Lam Tsz-kin.

On Monday afternoon police posted on their official Facebook page a reminder to the public on the importance of timely reporting of any crime, news website hk01.com reported.

The post, which is written both in Chinese and English, comes with a picture of four grids. The post reads: “If, unfortunately, you become a victim of crime, you should report to the police for assistance, seek a medical consultant if injured, try to retain the evidence, and record important details as soon possible.”

While some netizens gave “likes” to the post, others say it is referring to Howard Lam, who first held a press conference about his alleged kidnapping, before going to the hospital and reporting the incident to the police.

Asked whether they are referring to the Lam incident, police told hk01.com that they convey messages on how to prevent and fight crime to the public through various channels, including social media.

In another post on Tuesday afternoon, police reminded people to “keep a safe distance between vehicles and allow for a two-second stop”. The mesage is also in Chinese and English and comes with a video in Chinese.

It was posted after police arrested Lam in the morning, accusing the Democratic Party member of misleading the police in his account of his alleged abduction by mainland security agents last week.

Some netizens said the post was also making reference to the Howard Lam case. In Cantonese, the message could mean “don’t believe what you hear immediately”. 

Additional reporting by Jonathan Chong

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