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劉廼強 | 26th Jan 2010 | China Daily (Hong Kong Edition) | (42 Reads)

When the Alliance of the League of Social Democrats and the Civic Party put up a full-page advertisement in some Chinese newspapers with the slogan “referendum in five districts, general uprising” to announce their forthcoming mass resignation, people could not help being flabbergasted. What? Calling for a general uprising? Are you out of your minds?

The opposition tried to explain away the inflammatory language by injecting some very creative meanings into the word, but nobody seemed convinced. A referendum is already unconstitutional and to top it off with the call for a general uprising can be construed as sedition. This is intended as a direct confrontation with the SAR government as well as the Central Government. Knowing that without national security legislation as stipulated by Article 23 of the Basic Law, they are not liable to prosecution.

Such blatant provocations of the authority begged for a stern response, failing which the whole city will be ungovernable. With rightful indignation, our citizens expect such a response to restore the city back to normalcy, law and order.

Lawmakers of the pro-establishment camp, being shocked back to their senses, have come out of their self-delusion and vacillation. Independent legislator Priscilla Leung Mei-fun quickly sprang into action and drafted private amendments to the hole-ridden Legislative Council Election Ordinance to stop future political resignations. This move was supported by many of her colleagues. The Liberal Party reversed its previous decision and announced that it would not field candidates to participate in the faux “constitutional referendum” dressed up as a by-election as engineered by the alliance of rebels. At the time of writing, curiously enough the more orthodox Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the Federation of Trade Unions have yet to respond to the new development, but I am sure they will quickly fall in line because they surely appreciate the severity of the situation.

With over thirty legislators united together, they form the majority and have the power to stop the “referendum” in the Legislative Council by vetoing the funding application from the government.

With the majority of the Legislative Council condemning the “referendum” and “general uprising”, fully backed up by surging public opinion, together with the unmistakable stand from the Central Government, the SAR government will soon make up its mind on how to confront such a direct challenge to its legitimacy and authority.


[1] Vote on 16 May

As the veto which you predicted does not realise, I think we should ask the Liberation Army to arrest all those who dare going to the polling stations on 16 May. If the CCP refuses to mobilize the army, would you please personally talk to Bowtie to stop the de facto referendum. You may let Bowtie know that you are my messenger. Show your teeth, although Bowtie is not afraid of dog. For my good image, I will definitely vote on 16 May


[引用] | 作者 Leung Chun Ying | 19th Apr 2010 | [舉報垃圾留言]