a 30-year-old male was charged with attempted murder in hong kong on friday after attacking junius ho, a lawmaker and election candidate two days ago.
mentioned in fanling magistrates' courts in the morning, the case was postponed to february 3rd as the prosecutor applied for more time for the police to make further investigations and obtain the medical report.
the defendant will be kept in custody as he did not apply for bail and the prosecutor also objected it.
the principal official of the liaison office of the chinese central people's government in the hong kong special administrative region (hksar) on friday severely condemned the knife attack against a candidate of the upcoming district council elections.
the perpetrator tried to stab ho in the heart with a knife at close range, a manifest intention to kill him, the official said.
such extremely violent crime directly targeting an election candidate has completely exceeded the bottom line of law and humanity, and will seriously damage the fairness and safety of the district council elections, the official said.
我们坚决支持特区有关方面彻查真相、严惩凶徒（thoroughly investigate the truth and severely punish the perpetrator）。
该负责人强调，广大市民要充分认清乱港分子破坏区选、搞乱香港的险恶用心，勇敢站出来严厉谴责黑色恐怖和选举暴力（stand up bravely and sternly condemn the black terror and election violence），同心合力发出“反暴力、护法治、保稳定”的最强音（speak out against violence, maintain a fair, just and safe election order），维护公平公正安全的选举秩序，维护香港法治和“一国两制”（ uphold the rule of law and the "one country, two systems" principle in hong kong）。
企图谋杀 attempted murder
liaison office of the central people's government in the hong kong special administrative region