COIAO

AcronymDefinition
COIAOControl of Obscene and Indecent Articles Ordinance (Hong Kong)
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In evaluating the sentences that had been meted out in the recent court decisions under the PCPO, reference will be made to HKSAR v Choy Wing Wah, (137) HKSAR v Poon Wing Yan, (138) and HKSAR v Yiu Chi Yah, (139) which were decided under the COIAO.
Yiu Chi Yan opined that the maximum penalty of 3 years for a conviction under section 21 (1) COIAO should be reviewed to reflect the quantity and depravity of the materials available on the Internet, it is submitted that the issue is not the maximum penalty that is provided for in the ordinance but rather the term of imprisonment that is being meted out by the courts.
The COIAO is enforced by the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department, the Hong Kong Police Force and TELA.