8 September, 2016
Eddie Chu Hoi Dick, newly elected Legislative Councillor who won the seat for the New Territories West geographic constituency with 84,121 votes on 4 September, 2016 has been receiving threats to himself and his family since his announcement of his candidacy for the LegCo seat. Recently however these threats have escalated and now considered to be credible threats to his life and the lives of his family. He is therefore formally reporting this matter to the Police for investigation and assistance in securing his safety and that of his family.
Eddie Chu will be attending Wanchai Police Headquarters today 8 September, 2016 at 12 30 p.m. to file a formal report to the police about these credible death threats.
Given the nature of these threats Eddie Chu has taken appropriate measures including, not living at his home since 4 September, 2016. He is also taken the step of seeking advice from a close-protection specialist.
He will also be taking the advice of the Police. He appreciates that the press may wish to know details of the threats. But at this time before he has spoken with the Police, he does not wish to make public any details which may hinder police investigation. At such time that the Police advise him that he can make these details known, he will brief the press.
Politically motivated threats of violence against elected representatives of the people is a direct attack on rule of law and democracy. The HK Police is duty bound to uphold the rule of law and our constitutional rights. Eddie Chu is confident that the Police will give this case the appropriate priority that it requires.
Eddie Chu Hoi Dick will be accompanied by the other two newly elected Legislative Councillors, Mr. Nathan Law and Ms. Siu Lai Lau to show their support, and express their concerns about political violence and the threat that this poses to the rule of law and democracy in Hong Kong.