A pro-China lawmaker in Hong Kong suggested placing CCTV cameras inside schools Friday to ensure teachers are not making subversive remarks in lessons.
The comments were made by Tommy Cheung, the chairman of the Hong Kong Liberal Party, during a panel discussion on the development of textbooks and other materials for use in schools.
Under the new “national security” law imposed by China on the supposedly autonomous region this week, any activity seen as undermining Beijing’s interests will be considered a criminal offense punishable by a minimum of ten years in prison.
Members of the similarly pro-China party Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong (DAB) backed Cheung’s arguments.
DAB’s Elizabeth Quat echoed the sentiment, claiming that many parents have complained to her about teaching materials supposedly inciting hatred against the police and should, therefore, be examined by an independent panel.