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Walter's Plank of the Week
On a lighter note, I announce Walter’s inaugural ‘Plank of the Week’ award. This week it is a toss-up between the Hong Kong Labour Department and Metallicman.
Contender One :
A Labour Department advisory stated domestic helpers should spend their rest day at home to help contain the Wuhan virus. Odd that no similar condition gets imposed on their employers. Moreover, this amounts to a de-facto cancelling of the Amah’s rest day. Sitting around a home, most will be obliged to work. But the Labour Department still thought it acceptable to send the Amah to the market or to have them line-up for face-masks. Plus, this advice contradicts the guidance of the Centre for Disease Control. Another example of government buffoons not thinking or communicating.
Metallicman in a blog has written a lengthy piece on the Wuhan virus. Let me summarise; the US is using drones to spread the virus across China. Before reading it, please fit your tinfoil hat and play the theme from the X-Files.
Metallicman for the sheer audacity of his blog. His liberal use of stills from disaster movies and abundant ‘facts’ lend the piece some authentic qualities. That is until you scratch the surface. He can collect his award at the top of Violet Hill on Friday, February 7, at 1500 hours. I’ll post pictures next week.
Walter De Havilland was one of the last of the colonial coppers. He served 35 years in the Royal Hong Kong Police and Hong Kong Police Force. He's long retired.