Hong Kong ex-civil servant lodges legal bid against government for ordering his retirement after he questioned need for oath

A former Hong Kong civil servant has lodged a legal challenge against authorities’ decision to order his retirement after he questioned the need to declare allegiance to the city as mandated by the government.Wong Chau-ming said he was forced to “retire in the public interest” on August 30 from his post as an assistant taxation officer of the Inland Revenue Department, a division where he had worked for more than 25 years since June 1996.Court filings made available on Tuesday showed that Wong …


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