Take care in voting, justice chief urges

Secretary for Justice Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung says people should think twice about tackling three voting ideas listed by the Occupy Central campaign.

The decision on whether to vote is for people to decide for themselves, Yuen adds, but he wants to remind them that the administration is also drawing up a universal suffrage proposal.

“I hope Hongkongers will think carefully … on the questions, or whether to cast a ballot,” he said yesterday.

The Occupy Central campaign asks people to vote from June 20 to 22 on one of three proposals for universal suffrage in the 2017 election for chief executive.

They will also be asked whether the Legislative Council should accept the administration proposal if it does not meet international standards on voting.

Another development saw the Justice Alliance, a group against Occupy Central, create a “duty team” of more than 260 people to back police if the business and administrative district becomes the scene in July for a mass sit-in of people seeking universal suffrage.

Alliance convener Leticia Lee See- yin, who said the team would also offer first aid, had refused to allow an Apple Daily reporter into its planning event. KELLY IP