Date
23 May 2017
Eddie Chu (inset) says the arrest of six suspects does not gurantee his safety and that of his family. Photos: RTHK, HKEJ
Eddie Chu (inset) says the arrest of six suspects does not gurantee his safety and that of his family. Photos: RTHK, HKEJ

Eddie Chu: We’re not out of the woods despite arrests

Legislator Eddie Chu says he and his family still don’t feel safe despite the arrest of six people linked to death threats against him.

RTHK is reporting that the suspects, some of whom are believed to have triad links, were picked up in Yuen Long.

Chu topped the recent Legislative Council elections, receiving more than 80,000 votes in New Territories West.

Several days later, Chu revealed that he had received death threats and was granted round-the-clock police protection.

The alleged threats were believed to be linked to the scaled-down Wang Chau public housing development in Yuen Long.

The government has denied bowing to rural leaders who have business interests there.

In a statement posted on Facebook, Chu said the controversial plan to build public housing flats in Wang Chau has shed light on collusion between the government and various stakeholders, including triads, businesses and rural leaders.

But Chu said the “dark powers” behind Hong Kong’s social development were still at large, according to RTHK.

He said he will continue to collaborate with the police regarding his security arrangements and keep striving for a more open and transparent democratic system.

– Contact us at [email protected]

AC/RA

 

 

EJI Weekly Newsletter

Please click here to unsubscribe