A man and a woman of Indian origin have joined the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police after benefiting from a project that helps non-ethnic Chinese learn local language skills.
Singh Mandeep and Kaur Mukhjot successfully became auxiliary police officers after passing a Chinese written test and completing other training after joining Project Gemstone in Lantau Island Police District, Sing Pao reported.
Police Commissioner Stephen Lo Wai-chung joined with the successful pair’s relatives as they celebrated their accomplishment on Sunday, as shown by some photos posted by the police force on Facebook.
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Mandeep will be deployed to Mong Kok Police Station while Mukhjot will go to Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station.
Project Gemstone is an initiative launched by the police in 2013 to enable non-ethnic Chinese members of Junior Police Call to overcome language barriers, widen their career choices and help their integration into the community.
Some members later joined the police force or the civil service.
There are plenty of people who can only speak chinese languages but no English. They need access to police services too.
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