CORRUPTION, HOMOPHOBIA AND A DEATH IN HONG KONG




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POSTED BY Ed (2 mths ago)
When John MacLennan arrived at Kai Tak Airport, he was assaulted by the sensory overload so many expatriates experience when they first come to Hong Kong. The unrelenting crowds of Kowloon, the overwhelming noises, the balmy breathlessness and the curious smells were all startlingly different from his native Scotland, where MacLennan had grown up on a remote farm in the highlands.

It was 1973, MacLennan was 22 years old, and he had just joined the Royal Hong Kong Police Force, a move that offered a remarkable change in scenery from his old post as a constable in the sleepy Scottish town of Stirling. It is unlikely he would have known the extent of the social unrest, vice, corruption and homophobia that was starting to give his adoptive force such a bad reputation. It was a deadly mix that led to MacLennan’s death.

This is according to author Nigel Collett. In the opening passages of his book, A Death in Hong Kong, he gives a blow by blow account of the events leading up to MacLennan’s alleged suicide in 1980.

https://zolimacitymag.com/corruption-homophobia-and-a-death-in-hong-kong/


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