Hong Kong actor-singer Jordan Chan posts ballot paper online, which is punishable with 6 months jail
He is pro-China.
Hong Kong actor and singer Jordan Chan posted on social media an image of his ballot paper for Hong Kong’s district council elections held on Sunday Nov. 24, 2019.
And now, he could face a possible six months jail for doing so.
Hong Kong daily Ming Pao reported that the pro-China artiste had posted the picture on his Weibo account.
He used the hashtags, “Be an upright Hong Kong citizen”, and “Keep it up Hong Kong”.
The picture was then removed 30 minutes later.
It was replaced with another picture with a new hashtag, “I have done my duty as a Hong Kong citizen”.
— haileykh (@haileykh3) November 24, 2019
Voters can’t take any photos in voting areas! pic.twitter.com/31uvJkhe8w
— SANDY T (@SANDYT07253018) November 24, 2019
Can even attach a photo, because HK celebrity Jordan Chan – and member of the Huizhou Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference – took a photo at the booth against the rules and uploaded it to Weibo… pic.twitter.com/GwrC5hrKOE
— Rachel Cheung (@rachel_cheung1) November 24, 2019
Screenshots of his now-deleted Weibo post have been circulating on other social media platforms.
Many have criticised Chan and calling for action to be taken against him.
This is perhaps aggravated by the fact that Chan’s political leaning is known to be pro-Beijing.
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 six months.