Date
22 September 2017
Priscilla Leung (left) criticized the pan-democrats for their actions while Alan Leong said Occupy Central should not be seen as “against the central government”. Photo: HKEJ
Priscilla Leung (left) criticized the pan-democrats for their actions while Alan Leong said Occupy Central should not be seen as “against the central government”. Photo: HKEJ

Pan-democrats live in a world of their own, says Priscilla Leung

The pan-democrats live in a world of their own and should reflect on themselves after Beijing unveiled its chief executive election framework, lawmaker Priscilla Leung Mei-fun said.

The planned Occupy Central movement, the June 22 civil referendum and the protests at the Legislative Council have made the central government worried about things in Hong Kong, Leung, a legislator from the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong, said on a RTHK program.

In response to this, Alan Leong Kah-kit from the Civic Party questioned why all those who put forward a moderate proposal for electoral reform also failed.

If Occupy Central is interpreted as “against the central government”, then it is not the Occupy Central understood by Hong Kong people, he said.

Lau Siu-kai, a vice president of the National Association of Study on Hong Kong and Macau, said that Hongkongers should accept the electoral reform package proposed by the central government because “marching on the spot” does no good to Hong Kong.

He said Hong Kong can leverage the political power unleashed by universal suffrage to gradually change the political situation.

Meanwhile, Maria Tam Wai-chu, a Hong Kong delegate to the National People’s Congress, said that the general public should not make a hasty decision about whether to support the electoral reform package.

In the international community, with one person one vote, nobody who does not have the support of the general public can be elected, she said on a Commercial Radio program.

But Eric Cheung Tat-ming, principal lecturer in the faculty of law at the University of Hong Kong, disagreed, saying that there is no genuine choice for chief executive.

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