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Hong Kong leader calls on officials to look out for welfare of city’s street sleepers, amid uproar over ‘unreasonable treatment’

Hong Kong’s leader has demanded government departments fulfil their responsibilities to support the city’s homeless, amid growing calls for authorities to apologise for what has been called “unreasonable treatment” of street sleepers. Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor gave assurances about the welfare of homeless people on Wednesday, after nine men were each awarded HK$100 (US$12.78) in compensation by a court. The Small Claims Tribunal ruled that authorities had not handled the men’s…

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