Daily Archives: November 9, 2014

Head of police watchdog skips protests

The head of the Independent Police Complaints Council (IPCC), Larry Kwok, recently decided that he would not attend the ongoing pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. Alas, observing police performance is the main part of Kwok’s job description. And after all the complaints about police performance during the protests, ranging from the tear gassing to beating up of protestors, this would be a pretty good time for Kwok to do his job.

His excuse for not doing his job? “It would create more confusion”.

I wish I could skip work because it would cause confusion.

PS By the way, Kwok spent a decade as a Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) delegate. Oh, and he was appointed by CY Leung. And his predecessor as IPCC head did not exactly think that Kwok’s appointment was a good idea. Not that CY cares.