Tuesday, November 24, 2009 | By: Rudi Butt

Police Force Disbanded

The following Editorial appeared on Friend of China dated May 31, 1842:-

The unprofessional conduct of the police at Hongkong has caused Pottinger (Henry Pottinger, Administrator of Hong Kong Government, later became the first Governor) to discharge the entire force and replace it with soldiers. These men have proved inadequate to the task and robberies are out of control. Hong Kong still lacks its own legislature and is fundamentally a garrison town. ..
This is the only time in the history of Hong Kong that the Police Force was summarily disbanded.

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