Date
23 October 2017
Kwan (inset) rips into a range of social issues and controversies at a Legco sub-committee hearing on pension reform. Photos: YouTube, HKEJ
Kwan (inset) rips into a range of social issues and controversies at a Legco sub-committee hearing on pension reform. Photos: YouTube, HKEJ

Woman goes off on lawmakers in three-minute viral rant

Here’s food for thought for government officials — there’s such a thing as karma and they’d better believe it.

The warning came from a woman who stole the limelight at a hearing of the Legislative Council sub-committee on retirement protection by going off on everything from pensions, white elephants, street violence, kidnappings and secret payments.

In a three-minute rant that has gone viral on social media, the woman, surnamed Kwan, lashed at a range of social issues and controversies, Stand News reports.

She blasted the government’s “token” welfare proposals, criticized various infrastructure projects that are overbudget and facing serious delays, ripped into the police for firing shots during the Lunar New Year’s Day Mong Kok clashes and excoriated legislator Ng Leung-sing for suggesting that missing bookseller Lee Bo traveled to the mainland by illegal speedboat to patronize prostitutes.   

Kwan reserved her sharpest salvo for Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, whom she lambasted for receiving HK$50 million in secret payments from an Australian firm. 

She warned senior government officials, lawmakers and the police of karma, the Buddhist belief that everything you do finds its way back to you.

Kwan said government officials are “worse than thieves” and accused them of collusion with big business to rig prices and pave the way for the acquisition of wet markets by Link REIT.

Watch the video (Cantonese only).

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