The year 2020 seems bad for almost the entire world as the COVID-19 pandemic has hit the earth badly but now we are supposed to talk about the prominent personality of Hong Kong named Jimmy Lai, an entrepreneur and also the media tycoon who is the founder of popular newspaper Apple Daily.
Hong Kong Pro-democray Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Arrested Under New National Security Law
The personality along with his son and some co-workers has come under the scanner.
As per the local police, he was arrested in the relations of colluding with foreign powers. The offence was alleged on a new law national security law foisted by the Beijing city in July. The business partner of Jimmy Mark Simon said that Lai was arrested by the police on Monday.
According to the cop, Lai was arrested to collude with a foreign force, saying rebellious words and conspiracy to deceive. The Hong Kong police have arrested more than nine people by Monday to put the national security of the country into the danger, on the suspension of conspiracy with foreign powers. On Monday, as of 4 PM, the people between the age group of 23 to 72 have been arrested and there are possibilities to arrest more by the today night.
Police officials say that Lai was among those nine and the reason for the arrest was suspicious on colluding. The officers continue the statement and add that more arrests could be made. Apple Daily uploaded a live stream on Facebook that shows that the police officers were searching the news agency and said that they have a search warrant to enter Apple Daily’s office.
The two sons of Lai have also been arrested by the police. As per the police officials, Lai’s elder son Timothy Lai aged 42 was arrested on the suspicion of conspiracy to defraud while the younger son Ian Lai Yiu-Yan aged 39 was taken into the custody on the suspicion of collusion with foreign and external powers and putting the security of the nation into the danger. The cop also raided a restaurant based in Central, Cafe Seasons that is run by the second son of Jimmy Lai.