With the globalization of soccer gambling, quite often some young and inexperienced players and even experienced ones may be tempted to risk their good reputation in exchange for short-term monetary benefits.
Being a legislator also entails the responsibility of articulating voters’ interests and demands, and most importantly to legislate with the larger interest of the community in mind. Lawmakers will find that rational discussion and political moderation are far more likely to bring the results they seek.
It is unclear whether the reduced elite sports would perform better, but some non-elite sports which did improve internationally, such as soccer, should receive more funding support.
Hence, other cases similar to Lam’s in the future would be handled more formally, especially since under the new notification system the mainland police would be expected to inform the Hong Kong police of their detention within the 14-day time frame and in the interests of the protection of human rights.