Leung Chun-ying should resign if Hong Kong’s proposal on political reform is vetoed, said James Tien Pei-Chun, a leader of the Liberal Party and member of the Legislative Council.
As chief executive, Leung should act as a bridge of communication between the central government and the Hong Kong people, but he has failed in his duty, Tien said Wednesday.
The record turnout in Tuesday’s pro-democracy march shows the extent of the people’s dissatisfaction with the state of affairs in the city, and this is the first time the issues are mainly related to the “one country, two systems” policy, Tien said.
Referring to his own experience, Tien said he was prompted to fight against the anti-subversion law after witnessing the massive July 1 protest in 2003.
Today, Tien said, he is worried about the management capabilities of the current administration, noting that filibusters had been able to disrupt the government’s budget proposal and other plans in the Legislative Council.
“If God can make Hong Kong go back to the days without CY Leung, I would prey harder,” Tien said on his Facebook page on Wednesday.
In a Legco meeting on Thursday, Tien asked Leung whether he will quit his job after hundreds of thousands people protested on street on July 1. Leung said he will not resign.
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