Lam Yuen-yee awarded posthumous medal for bravery

The government on Monday awarded the gold Medal for Bravery to the late police chief inspector Lam Yuen-yee.

In a statement, it said that the Chief Executive had awarded the medal posthumously to recognise the gallantry and selflessness shown by chief inspector Lam, who died at sea during an anti-smuggling operation in September.

The award will be presented at a ceremony to be held this month.

Earlier this month Lam’s funeral service, with full honours, was attended by the city’s top officials, including the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam.