Editorial : The High Court's ruling on "baggage gate"

【明報專訊】THE "baggage gate" incident involving Leung Chung-yan, former Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's daughter, prompted some flight attendants, who were unhappy with the Airport Authority's decision to allow her to circumvent the requirement for cabin baggage to undergo security checks together with the passenger, to file for judicial review. The High Court has ruled in favour of them. The requirement in question is the best arrangement possible. It is obvious that the way the Airport Authority handled the matter was in violation of the regulations. The authorities amended the regulations surreptitiously before the case was heard by the court and changed the requirement in question. Such an action displayed a lack of openness and candour, leading to suspicions that the authorities were trying to gloss over the matter.