Hong Kong’s TVB threatens legal action against police watchdog member over criticism of beauty pageant outfits

'Why are they wearing bikinis while answering questions? I really don't understand,' says member of Independent Police Complaints Council TVB says 'individual' singled out the

broadcaster's beauty pageant, failing to note that other TV stations held such contests TVB, Hong Kong's biggest free-to-air television station, has threatened to take legal

action against a member of the police watchdog after she questioned the appropriateness of outfits worn by beauty pageant contestants. Helen Yu Lai Ching-ping, a member of

the Independent Police Complaints Council, was attending a meeting of the watchdog being carried online when she remarked on the levels of sex and violence in the media as part of

a wider discussion about efforts by the force to protect and support vulnerable witnesses. "Even when speaking about the Miss Hong Kong pageant, you can see they are

wearing such little clothing," Yu said. "It is OK to wear less clothing, you can do so for swimming, but why should they be answering questions in an air-conditioned room with

someone like [pageant host] Eric Tsang Chi-wai staring at you. Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP

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while answering questions? I really don't understand."