Oath-taking rules extended to Hong Kong government staff on non-civil service contracts; two district councillors ousted as new law takes effect

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Extended oath-taking rules will cover Hong Kong government staff on non-civil service contracts, hours after a related allegiance law took effect and resulted in the immediate disqualification of two opposition district councillors.The Civil Service Bureau announced on Friday that more than 22,000 full-time and part-time staff hired on those contracts – who typically hold more casual roles – were now subject to the same allegiance requirements as the rest of its workforce, and faced losing…

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