Judge Bokhary confident of HK judiciary’s independence

Liberal judge Mr Justice Kemal Bokhary said on Monday he was confident that the courts would act independently when they dealt with the government’s recent controversial request to Beijing for a reinterpretation on the right of abode law.

“Nobody can pick up the phone and tell the judges what to do,” the former permanent judge said in a speech at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club. “If you want to undo what you did, you have to do it openly.

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