A Hong Kong University (HKU) professor has slammed students’ union chief Billy Fung Jing-en for making public details of the discussions that took place at a university council meeting last week following the rejection of Johannes Chan’s appointment as the new pro-vice-chancellor.
Li Hui, an associate professor at HKU’s Faculty of Education, criticized Fung for breaking the confidentiality rule that governs council meetings, and suggested that the student representative doesn’t have enough maturity, Ming Pao Daily News reported.
Appearing on the “City Forum” program of Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) on Sunday, Li stressed that Fung should have observed the confidentiality agreement as a member of the HKU council.
As Fung only just got into the university, and is still in the process of learning and gaining experience, he is yet to understand the concept of justice, the professor said.
The student representative is mistaken if he thinks his action is acceptable due to the cause of “justice”, Li added.
Li had in 2012 criticized student activist group Scholarism for staging protests over a “national education” proposal. More recently, he slammed students who stormed into a HKU Council meeting in late July to protest a delay in the appointment of Chan as the pro-vice-chancellor.
Audrey Eu, chairperson of the Civic Party and an HKU alumnus, said Fung was the bravest person among the HKU council members as he has come out and told the truth about what transpired at the meeting last Tuesday.
The other council members should be ashamed that it took the youngest person in the group to point out the truth, she said.
Eu has called on the staff and students of HKU’s law school to take part in a silent march Tuesday wearing black shirts, in a protest that has been initiated by four scholars of the university.
– Contact us at [email protected]