Date
20 October 2017
Kengo Ip (inset) complained on Facebook about a series of threatening posts. A screen shot of the post emerged on soclal media, along with an e-mail exchange between the police and a netizen who had picked up Ip's story. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/kengop
Kengo Ip (inset) complained on Facebook about a series of threatening posts. A screen shot of the post emerged on soclal media, along with an e-mail exchange between the police and a netizen who had picked up Ip's story. Photos: HKEJ, Facebook/kengop

Red-faced police make U-turn over radio host’s complaint

Embarrassed police officials have been forced to deal with alleged online threats to a radio host after dismissing them for insufficient information.

Kengo Ip, 35, had written on his Facebook page about a series of threatening posts.

One post threatened to douse him with acid, according to thestandnews.com.

Ip’s post was picked up by a netizen who sent it to the police.

The Police Public Relations Bureau (PPRB) said it had received an e-mail regarding the threats but added it could not help because it did have enough information.

The back-and-forth between PPRB and the unnamed sender surfaced as a screen shot on social media where it has gone viral.

Netizens accused the police of double standard and of trivializing a serious matter.

They said the police were quick to respond to alleged threats to certain election officials but were dragging their feet in dealing with a complaint from an ordinary citizen.

On Wednesday the police department told Apple Daily it had contacted Ip and said it would keep an eye on the case 

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