The Secretary for Security,
Ambrose Lee, has dismissed as
"nonsense" suggestions that
the government has asked Beijing to send
more People's Liberation Army troops to the city to
help maintain order.
|Secretary for Security Ambrose Lee. File photo.|
|Police Commissioner Andy Tsang. File photo. |
His comments follow a report by the
Oriental Daily that around a
dozen armoured vehicles from
the PLA crossed into Hong Kong from
the mainland on Thursday
night. The report said the
vehicles were taken to Shek Kong Barracks ahead of
the July 1 visit of Hu Jintao to the territory.
said the PLA has been carrying out a routine reshuffle at the
Hong Kong garrison.
The Police Commissioner, Andy
Tsang, said claims that the
PLA armoured vehicles were here
to help deal with July 1 protesters were groundless. Mr Tsang pointed out that the police
force had issued a letter of
no objection to rally
a member of the Standing
Committee of the National
People's Congress, Rita Fan,
said it would be" impossible"
for the PLA to be involved in
maintaining social order here.