|Please do not reply to this message.
If you cannot see this message properly, please click here
Chief Executive’s apology lacks sincerity
Early response to people’s aspirations urged
In this month, Hong Kong had two super large-scale public processions:the one on 9 June had 1.03 million participants. The number rocketed to 2 million on 16 June, breaking Hong Kong’s records and shocking the whole world!
Nevertheless, while Chief Executive Carrie LAM offered her apology to all citizens of Hong Kong, she did not, in substance, respond to the five demands of the people: completely withdrawing the proposed amendments to the Fugitive Offenders Ordinance, rejecting ‘riot’ as the category for the clash on 16 June, releasing those arrested, conducing a thorough investigation into the abuse of power by police officers and indicating whether the Chief Executive and her team will take responsibility and step down.
The apology she has made is patently devoid of sincerity, shows no indication of deep reflection and utterly fails to address people’s aspirations. It is indeed outrageous!
Amid the Government's failure to respond in substance to people’s aspirations and the call of some members of the public for an escalation of actions, HKPTU and I call on the Government to address people’s demands soonest possible. We all urge parties concerned to exercise restraint and ensure safety. My views, as expressed on 20 June, are as follows:
1. The minimal concessions made by Chief Executive Carrie LAM and Secretary for Security John LEE in response to the five demands of the people can hardly calm down people’s fury. We would call on the Government to seriously face up to the solemn demands of 2 million people and make a concrete commitment soonest possible so as to avoid arousing greater dissatisfaction among the people.
2. If the escalated actions – which student groups and netizens have warned to take unless their demands are met by the Government before their deadline – materialize, we would urge the police to exercise restraint and to refrain absolutely from abusing police power so as to avoid disappointing the community again.
3. We also hope that citizens, while striving for what they want, will do so in a peaceful manner and refrain from any drastic actions so as to avoid bleeding, avoid sacrificing and avoid being arrested.
4. As the concrete details of the escalation of actions scheduled for 21 June are not yet clear, we would urge all participants to ensure personal safety and point out that it is absolutely inappropriate for adolescent secondary school students to go to any place where clashes may occur. We also earnestly request teachers to convey this message to their students.
With the impasse right before us, if you have any opinions, you are most welcome to send them to [email protected] . Let us work together to protect Hong Kong!
Representative of Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union
in Legislative Council,
Hon IP Kin-yuen
|HON IP KIN YUEN Newsletter :|
Feb&Mar 2018│Apr 2018│May 2018│Jun 2018│Jul&Aug 2018│Sep 2018│Oct 2018│Nov 2018│Jan 2019│Mar 2019│Apr 2019│May 2019
‧For enquiry and feedback, please email to Office of Legislative Councillor IP Kin-yuen： [email protected]
葉建源議員辦事處 Office of Legislative Councillor Ip Kin Yuen (Education Constituency)
Corresponding Address: Room 919, Legislative Council Complex, 1 Legislative Council Road, Central, Hong Kong