National security law: remaining Next Digital directors quit, call for company’s liquidation to ‘protect shareholders, staff and creditors’

The remaining directors of Next Digital, founded by jailed media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, have tendered their resignations and called for the company’s liquidation to pay former staff and creditors after a crackdown by authorities made it impossible to continue operating.In a notice filed with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, board chairman Ip Yut-kin announced that all directors of Next Digital, parent company of the defunct Apple Daily newspaper, would resign with effect from 11.59pm on…