Police Commander, unauthorized, donates 520 masks to Wuhan hospital on police’s behalf
Heated discussions have currently escalated towards a certain individual named “Sir Harbour” who had recently posted a photo of him delivering a large box containing 520 masks to Jiangxia District’s First People’s Hospital, Wuhan on the behalf of the “Hong Kong Police Force”. The box, even labelled outside “520, I love you! (“520” when read in Mandarin sounds similar to the phrase “I love you”) “, further revealed his patriotism. This incident concerned many people, as they were worried whether government medical supplies would be transported to Mainland China amidst the time of insufficient protective gear and masks for the frontline health workers and the general public.
A police spokesman stated that a police officer donated an amount of Korean masks to the Wuhan medical staff on his own behalf, which was a private act altogether non-related to the police force in in any way. The masks donated were not produced by the Correction Services Department (CSD). He also stated that the related persons had already been instructed not to donate any goods under the name of the HKPF.
The officer is believed to be the Shatin District Assistant District Commander, Mr. Chan Hoi Kong. According to recent interviews with Mainland reporters, his Weibo account, “@海港SirHabaSir”, has reached around 160 thousand as of 2019, and is regarded as a KOL amongst the HK Police Force. Chan has already addressed the situation of his Facebook page, saying ,”I have brought upon trouble among my colleagues and have tarnished the reputation of the organization because of my KF94 mask donations to the hospitals of Wuhan and Hong Kong. I shall stop all posts on all social media accounts and keep a low profile hereafter.”
Many pro-police individuals commented under his post and felt for his loss, yet several netizens also anonymously criticized both the behaviour of the “bald commander” who cursed the medical staff, and Lam Chi Wai, president of the Junior Police Officers Association, who previously openly criticized the Chief Secretary, and inquired why their actions had not been subject to disciplinary action yet.