US Senate may pass Hong Kong sanctions bill by Monday

By Helene Fung US Senator Marco Rubio tweeted that the Senate initiated an expedited process to pass the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act unless there is an objection, which means the bill may pass as early as Monday. The bill he bill calls for sanctions to be made against individuals deemed to have…

Australia calls for Hong Kong Police Independent Oversight

By Sarah Smit Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has issued a statement calling for independent oversight of Hong Kong’s police force, saying that Australia is “deeply concerned” by violence between police and citizens. The statement comes only days after the shooting of a pro-democracy protestor at point-blank range by police on Monday and urges that…

Multiple flash mobs mourn first official Hong Kong protest death

By Helene Fung A 22 year old Hong Kong University of Science and Technology computer science student, Tsz-lok Chow, became the first official casualty whose death maybe directly linked to confrontation between protesters and the local police. Mr Chow was seriously injured from falling from a car park’s third floor onto the second floor last…

Hong Kong people in Australia call on federal government to maintain Hong Kong connection

Hong Kong people living in Australia have called for recognition of their concerns following recent riots and protests, as they acknowledged the impact to fellow people affected in the region. People from Hong Kong gathered in Canberra to acknowledge those involved in disputes while also calling on government to maintain Hong Kong’s relationship with Australia.…

Hong Kong bans protesters from wearing masks but protests continue

By Helene Fung On Friday, Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam used a legal provision, Emergency Regulations Ordinances, to grant herself the ability to bypass the legislature and make any law during a time of emergency or public danger, and enacted a law banning protesters from wearing masks, effective from midnight. Many protesters have been…

EXCLUSIVE: Perth activist says the Hong Kong issue is more about justice than withdrawal

Perth-Hong Kong Students AntiELAB Concern group spokesperson Sherene Nee says she was surprised that Chief Executive Carrie Lam only responded to one of the five demands from Hong Kongers. The five demands include, withdrawal of the bill, independent investigation committee, withdrawal the riot wording, release those who were arrested, and universal suffrage. Ms Nee’s comment…

Carrie Lam to withdraw extradition bill

Stay tune on the WAMN News Facebook for the latest on this matter. Hong Kong’s embattled chief executive Carrie Lam will formally withdraw the extradition bill that has resulted in protests gripping the city over the past three months. Lam will withdraw the bill on Wednesday afternoon according to the South China Morning Post, that…

Fake Hong Kong Police support letter – analysis of fake news

As demonstrations in Hong Kong reach their thirteenth week, a fake support letter from WA police has been in circulation this week. Spread overnight from Chinese social media pages, officials state this letter is not from the WA Police Force. The fake letter, supposedly written by a former WA Police Officer, shows tremendous support for…