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Hong Kong Artiste Jordon Chan Posting Ballot Paper On Social Media Could Lead To 6 Months Jail

Hong Kong artiste Jordan Chan can be fined or jailed up to 6 months jail for posting an image of his ballot paper for the island state’s district council elections on social media.

Credit : Malay Mail

The pro-China artiste had posted a picture of ballot paper on his Weibo with caption “#Be an upright Hong Kong citizen” and “#Keep it up Hong Kong.” according to Hong Kong daily Ming Pao.

The picture was removed 30 mins later and was replaced with another picture with another caption “#I have done my duty as a Hong Kong citizen.”

Screenshots of his now-deleted Weibo posting, have been circulating on other social media platforms with many criticising him and calling for action to be taken against him.

Under the Electoral Affairs Commission (Electoral Procedure) (District Council) Regulation, those who take film, photo, audio or video on election day can be fined and jailed up six months.

That’s the risks of posting impulsively on social media. Remember that you may very well have to accept the consequences of your actions!

Source : Malay Mail