Date
18 December 2017
Carrie Lam has been criticized by Joshua Wong's father over her comments on the jailing of young activists. Photo: HKEJ
Carrie Lam has been criticized by Joshua Wong's father over her comments on the jailing of young activists. Photo: HKEJ

Joshua Wong’s father slams Carrie Lam’s comments

The father of jailed activist Joshua Wong lashed out at Chief Executive Carrie Lam for suggesting that rule of law in Hong Kong and the judiciary are under attack.

Roger Wong said in a Facebook post that most discussion so far has been rational, and that there has been no evidence to support her claims.

Wong was reacting to a statement by Lam that any attempt to “unreasonably criticize” the decision of the Court of Appeal in the jailing of Joshua Wong and 15 other activists would be an attack on judicial independence and rule of law, hk01.com reports.

The elder Wong also criticised Lam for not reflecting on her poor decision-making and actions but pointing the finger at those who question authority.

“Which government would mix up or blur the lines of black and white? Only a tyranny will do so,” he said.

Lam had also said she understood how the jailed activists’ mothers felt but added that no matter how “noble and righteous” the cause, all things should be fought with reason.

Wong said Lam could not possibly understand the mothers’ feelings because her sons went to Cambridge.

“Your sons were educated at Cambridge, and one of them is a manager of a large company in mainland China. How could you understand the feelings of the mothers of those in prison?”

The father of Alex Chow, one of the jailed activists, also responded in a separate Facebook post.

On Wednesday, Wong said in another post that even the most educated individuals have doubts about Hong Kong’s legal system.

He said there are people who believe that the government’s decision to seek harsher sentences for the activists could be against the rules of judicial independence.

Wong urged society to come together and protect Hong Kong’s judicial integrity.

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