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Hong Kong judge cites heightened risk of reoffending in decision to deny bail to media mogul Jimmy Lai

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying presents a heightened risk of committing national security offences given his financial might, political ideology and personal associations, a High Court judge has suggested in explaining her decision to deny him bail.Madam Justice Anthea Pang Po-kam handed down a 10-page ruling on Tuesday laying out her reasoning for remanding Lai in custody, five days after the 73-year-old founder of the tabloid-style Apple Daily newspaper – who stands accused of…Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying presents a heightened risk of committing national security offences given his financial might, political ideology and personal associations, a High Court judge has suggested in explaining her decision to deny him bail.Madam Justice Anthea Pang Po-kam handed down a 10-page ruling on Tuesday laying out her reasoning for remanding Lai in custody, five days after the 73-year-old founder of the tabloid-style Apple Daily newspaper – who stands accused of…Read MoreSouth China Morning Post