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Editorial : Pro-democracy figures must act responsibly

【明報專訊】THE CASE of the alleged abduction of Howard Lam (a Democrat) has taken an abrupt turn. The accuser has become an accused and got arrested on suspicion of misleading police officers. The Democratic Party's credibility is now faced with blows. Democratic-Party and Civic-Party legislators have reacted cautiously, saying that they hope the whole truth will come out soon and that it is inadvisable now to come to any conclusion. Their attitude is totally different from that some pro-democracy figures adopted when the affair first came to light. Those people could not wait to allege people belonging to "forceful agencies" of the mainland had crossed the border to kidnap a man unlawfully. They even dragged checkpoint co-location in. The case, which has to do with whether any person has falsely reported an instance of false imprisonment with a view to panicking society, is of great significance. The police ought to look into it impartially.

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