Hong Kong leader Lam apologises for controversial bill


Hong Kong's leader Carrie Lam has apologised for an extradition bill that set off massive protests and signalled it is now "unlikely" to pass.

In a closely-watched press conference, Lam refused to say whether the bill would be withdrawn, only that it wouldn't be revived until people's fears were addressed.

"Because this bill over the past few months has caused so much anxiety, and worries and differences in opinion, I will not, this is an undertaking, I will not proceed again with this legislative exercise if these fears and anxieties cannot be adequately addressed," she said. 

Lam also clarified that she'll not heed calls for her to step down, saying she wants a chance to "do better".

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