(25 May 2017) Legislative Councillors Charles Mok, Tanya Chan and Dennis Kwok are accompanied by the Archives Action Group and civil groups to meet with the press today (25 May) to introduce the Draft Public Records Bill that will be tabled as Members’ Bill in Legco. They also urge the new government to implement archives law to protect the right to know of the citizens.
The Bill aims to establish the Public Archives and Records Authority, the Archives and Records Council and create the position of the Government Archivist. It also seeks to stipulate the duties of different government bureaux and departments in ensuring the integrity and reliability of public records and archives. (Full version of the Draft Public Records Bill)