CARRIE LAM HIT FOR TOEING BEIJING’S LINE, NOT CARING ABOUT HK
Analyst Albert Cheng has scored Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam for forgetting that she is supposed to promote, protect and defend the interest of the people of Hong Kong and not act as a running dog of Beijing.
In his column at the South China Morning Post (SCMP), Cheng said “neutering the opposition in Hong Kong Legislative Council (LEGCO) won’t improve governance” and by allowing Beijing to oust four pro-democracy legislators, the National People’s Congress (NPC) showed it would no longer brook any opposition.
Since the democrats have quit from the LEGCO after the ouster of the four lawmakers, the council is now dominated by the pro-establishment camp that does not answer to the people of Hong Kong but is answerable to the Communist Party of China (CPC), which Lam needs to remember answers to the Beijing, not her.
“The Legislative Council was one of the key arenas for vocal opposition to the government’s bills, and a collective resignation would not bring any good to the city. However, now that Beijing has unlawfully disqualified the four lawmakers, the promise of ‘one country, two systems’ has been completely shattered. With its move, the NPC has only shown the whole world the falsehood of ‘Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong,’” Cheng concluded.