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Law needed to look into safer windows

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25.01.2019

Hong Kong’s law enforcement likes to go after the small fry but rarely the big fish.

True to form, when a window from the 16th floor of The Mira hotel fell and killed a 24-year-old mainland tourist and injured her boyfriend in Tsim Sha Tsui, they arrested the cleaner.

Just as catching drug mules rather than going after drug bosses hardly deters trafficking, so detaining the cleaner but not someone from hotel management will not send a signal to other hotels and commercial buildings to clean up their act and step up inspection.

Admittedly, there is a case for the arrest of hotel staff responsible for window safety and maintenance.

Under Section 4B of the Summary Offences Ordinance, if anything is dropped from a building that could or did cause........

© South China Morning Post