Hong Kong police to launch national security hotline for public to help specialist officers enforce Beijing-imposed law

Hong Kong police to launch national security hotline for public to help specialist officers enforce Beijing-imposed law

Hong Kong’s police national security unit is set to launch a new multi-platform hotline as early as next month for the public to report information that would help enforce the new legislation, sources have told the South China Morning Post.

Informants’ identities would be kept secret and the intelligence gathered would only be handled by national security police, according to sources.

“Members of the public may possess information about activities that could jeopardise national security, or even suspects’ details or their movement,” a government source said.

“They will not call 999 to report such sensitive information. There needs to be a proper channel for making reports to police, as well as for police to gather public intelligence. It will also create a deterrent effect for potential suspects, as there will be eyes and ears everywhere.”