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Hong Kong has made contact with the Philippine consulate to ask police forces to ensure the safety of hostages on the bus. Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR government Donald Tsang says he has allocated staff to take care of those affected by the hostage crisis.
Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Government, said, "We have established a special team to deal with the cases. I will also personally take part in dealing with those affected by the hostage situation, along with the chief of Public Security. I will have a personal involvement."