A retired ship inspector and a senior official of the Marine Department, both involved in the 2012 ferry crash in Hong Kong which took 39 lives, have been arrested and will appear in court tomorrow.
According to SCMP, the retired ship inspector has been charged with perjury, and the senior official—the department’s assistant director—has been charged with misconduct in public office. Both were formally arrested yesterday after being invited to the Central Police Station for inquiries.
Local authorities are still investigating the incident, in which eight children were among the 39 dead. The roles of architects and manufacturers of the boat are still in process. However, captain of the ferry, Chow Chi-wai, was cleared of all manslaughter charges and given nine months in prison.
By Freya Twigden
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