April 05, 2006

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Yesterday saw the funeral of Tsang Kwok-hang, the policeman killed in a gun fight in TST with an apparently crooked colleague. But if morale is flagging amongst our boys in blue, there's something to cheer them up:

The ethical standards of the police have been placed under scrutiny after an activist campaigning on behalf of sex workers wrote to lawmakers requesting that the practice of undercover vice officers receiving sexual favors be prohibited.

Referring to information provided by activist Zi Teng about police officers receiving daily sexual favors, barrister and lawmaker representing the legal sector Margaret Ng told a Legco security panel meeting: "[I feel that] the image of the police force is completely destroyed. Is it really necessary? Personally, I find it very hard to accept."

It is the police force's practice to allow undercover officers to receive certain sexual favors in order to collect evidence targeting triad-controlled establishments offering sex services.

It's not easy, but someone's got to do it. I look forward to seeing the new recruitment ads.

ESWN has more on what constitutes a sexual favour.

posted by Simon on 04.05.06 at 08:57 AM in the Hong Kong category.


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