Date
28 July 2017
(From left) Claudia Mo, Alan Leong, Dennis Kwok  and Kwok Ka-ki arrive for a meeting with Leung Chun-ying at his office. Photo: HKEJ
(From left) Claudia Mo, Alan Leong, Dennis Kwok and Kwok Ka-ki arrive for a meeting with Leung Chun-ying at his office. Photo: HKEJ

Meeting with CY Leung unconstructive, says Alan Leong

Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit said Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying should stop being a political bruiser if it is his goal to bring harmony to Hong Kong, Ming Pao Daily reported Friday.

Leong’s comment came after a 30-minute meeting with Leung Thursday, the first of a series of meetings the chief executive has scheduled with pan-democrats.

The legislator said they touched on issues such as political reform, the budget overruns of the high-speed rail project, increasing the supply of housing, the welfare of the elderly and a broadcast license for Hong Kong Television Network.

Leung has offered to discuss social welfare issues with members of the pan-democratic camp after they voted down the electoral reform bill last month.

Leong met the chief executive with fellow Civic Party legislators Claudia Mo Man-ching, Dennis Kwok Wing-hang and Kwok Ka-ki. 

The last meeting between Leung and the party was in late 2013.

Leung mentioned in a meeting with the Liberal Party earlier that he wished to have regular meetings with lawmakers.

However, Leong said the chief executive did not mention this at their meeting.

Dennis Kwok said that when he asked Leung when former chief justice Andrew Li Kwok-nang’s proposal of extending the anti-corruption law to cover the chief executive might be implemented, Leung only replied with a “thank you”.

Mo said Leung was merely making a show of trying to ease tensions between the executive and legislative branches.

She said she felt Leung was being rude when he simply threw petition letters the Civic Party had collected from the public during the July 1 march onto a coffee table during the meeting.

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