5 trustees including Hui Po-keung, Denise Ho and Margaret Ng of 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund arrested (Updated: 7.40pm)


11th May 2022 – (Hong kong) Hui Po-keung, one of the trustees of the “612 Humanitarian Relief Fund” and a former Lingnan University scholar, was recently arrested at the Hong Kong airport on suspicion of violating the “Hong Kong National Security Law” for colluding with foreign forces. It is understood that he had planned to leave Hong Kong to work as a visiting scholar at a university, but was arrested at the airport when he was about to leave the country. Sources revealed that singer Denise Ho, Margaret Ng and Joseph Zen were also arrested.

Another source said that Cyd Ho Sau who was in prison, will be re-arrested tomorrow (12th). At about 9pm, Civic Party chairman Alan Leung Kah-kit was spotted entering the Chai Wan Police Station.

He made comments from time to time during his opposition to the amendment of the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance in 2019, and later became a trustee of the 612 Humanitarian Relief Fund. In September 2021, Hui lost his chair position at Lingnan University.

The 612 Fund announced on 18th August last year that it would stop accepting new cases. Although it was announced at that time that it would “stop operations in an orderly manner,” it still had to raise HK$25 million. The final fundraising was held in September, and it finally raised 571 million Hong Kong dollars. Later, the fund stated that it received a notice from the custodian of Alliance for True Democracy that it would no longer execute payment instructions for the fund. It stopped accepting donations from 6th September, and the fund secretariat was dissolved on 31st October of the same year. According to the fund’s annual report in June last year, as of 31st May, total revenue accumulated was HK$236 million.