Skip to comments.Hong Kong newspaper editor who criticised Chinese government hacked with meat cleaver
Posted on 02/27/2014 10:21:14 AM PST by mojito
The former editor of a Hong Kong newspaper is in critical condition after being attacked with a meat clever earlier today.
Kevin Lau was slashed three times by a man in a crash helmet in a residential neighbourhood who then fled on a motorbike, police said.
Lau was hospitalised in critical condition with slashes in his back and legs, said Kwan King-pan, acting superintendent of Hong Kong Police.
Lau, 49, was named editor of the respected Ming Pao newspaper in 2012 but was replaced last month by a Malaysian journalist with no local experience.
Lau was transferred to the parent company's electronic publishing unit.
The move raised fears among journalists that the newspaper's owners were moving to curb aggressive reporting on human rights and corruption in China.
His sudden dismissal sparked protests across the city over freedom of the press.
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Full headline (edited for space reasons): Hong Kong newspaper editor who had criticised Chinese government is in a critical condition after being hacked with meat cleaver
Eww, Global Business Tip
“Mr. Lau. We are going to be making some cuts at the newspaper.”
Commies love assassins on motorcycles apparently... see Venezuela
If only they’d asked, I’m sure hussein would have loaned them one of his drones or Kim could have sent them a couple of hungry dogs.