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EOC Statement


In response to the recent Manila hostage crisis, the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) today (25 August 2010) issues the following statements:
  1. The EOC is deeply saddened by this tragedy and extends our condolences to the families of the victims.
  2. The EOC understands the strong feelings of Hong Kong people on the poor way that the crisis had been handled by the Philippines Authorities.
  3. The EOC urges all members of the community to stay calm and, in line with our good tradition of tolerance and understanding, refrain from shifting our anger towards an innocent group, particularly the Filipinos who are living or travelling in Hong Kong.
  4. The people of Hong Kong have every reason to take pride in the racial harmony of this city, and we should guard against any action which may cause racial hatred or discord.
For media enquiries, please contact Mr. Sam Ho at 2106 2187.
25 August 2010
Equal Opportunities Commission