More than 970 people have signed a petition to disinvite Leung Chun-ying to the 100th anniversary celebration of St. Paul’s Co-educational College.
Leung was invited to attend the Dec. 8 ceremony as guest of honor.
But a group of alumni wants the school to withdraw the invite, saying they don’t want Leung to set a bad example to students, Ming Pao Daily reports.
Leung has been in the news lately after being accused of meddling in academic affairs.
Yeung Ho-yan, one of seven alumni who launched the petition, said Hong Kong is seriously polarized under Leung’s government.
Leung’s credibility and trustworthiness are also being questioned, making him unfit to be a role model to young college students, Yeung said.
“We don’t want him to set a bad example to our junior students.”
Past guest of honors included former chief justice of the Court of Final Appeal Andrew Li, former justice secretary Wong Yan-lung and Chinese University of Hong Kong president Joseph Sung.
Audrey Eu, leader of the Civic Party and a St. Paul’s alumna, said inviting Leung is “extremely unwise”.
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