After the pro-establishment people reported uncovered, the Hong Kong Leisure and Cultural Services Department said Thursday (24) night, is investigating the Shek Tong Tsui Public Library “Director’s Choice” shelves, placed on the Lai Chi-ying many books. Also said that if employees are involved, will take action. It is understood that all public libraries in Hong Kong have immediately shelved Lai Chi-ying more than 30 books, including books on food, such as “Fatty Lai food all over the world”.
Thursday evening, the management of public libraries, the LCSD issued a press release, said on the “Director’s Choice” shelf of the Shek Tong Tsui Public Library, placed a suspected violation of the “Hong Kong National Security Law” is awaiting trial of a number of books, the Department is conducting a rigorous and detailed investigation, hoping to find the truth as soon as possible. Also said that if any staff involved, will consult the relevant departments, and in accordance with the established mechanism for serious treatment, take appropriate action.
LCSD also said that when the content of the collection may be found to violate the National Security Law, will be seriously dealt with, suspend the collection. It is understood that all public libraries in Hong Kong, the same day has been more than 30 books of Lai Chi-ying all off the shelves, including his book of food and drink “Fatty Lai food all over the world” and so on.
The incident originated from a social media posting by Yang Xueming, a former member of the Central and Western District Council of the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, who said that more than 10 books by Lai Chi-ying were once placed on the shelves of the “Director’s Choice” of the Shek Tong Tsui Public Library, and Yang took a selfie on the spot to prove it.
According to the photo on Yang’s Facebook page, there were 13 copies of Lai Chi-ying’s books on the “Librarian’s Choice” shelf at one time, including “The Narrow Door and the Narrow Road to Birth”, “Time, Please Wait” and “Your Own Voice”. Yang Xueming said he was “received from the public, the LCSD library director recommended different publicity books accused of conspiracy to collude with foreign or foreign forces to endanger national security crime Lai Chi-ying”, he also asked people’s views.
A netizen pointed out that “even if there is an orientation to promote one or two books count! Not to make ten books are scary? The company’s main goal is to provide a more effective solution to the problem. Some people think it should be dealt with immediately. But some netizens also left a message, pointing out that Yang Xueming took pictures in the library, violating the library code, but the message was quickly deleted.
The company was charged with three counts of conspiracy to collaborate with foreign countries or forces outside the country to endanger national security, and although it was not convicted, it has been remanded in custody for about six months. Under the National Security Law of Hong Kong, suspects no longer enjoy a “presumption of innocence”, the United Kingdom, the United States, the European Union, Taiwan and other countries have taken the position that the law has become a means of suppressing dissidents.