What they said

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 04 July, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 04 July, 2012, 12:00am


Quotes from Leung Chun-ying's new team

On mainland dissident Li Wangyang

His death is suspicious. The truth has to be found out. I am not an expert and I'm not clear whether he committed suicide

Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, transport and housing minister

On June 4 Tiananmen crackdown

It's a tragedy ... but there should be [a reversal of the official verdict] only when you have thoroughly investigated the matter. I hope we have a chance to fully understand it. ... As a participant [in Hong Kong's 1989 protests against the crackdown] and an academic, I feel I need to sort it out fairly and reasonably.

Anthony Cheung Bing-leung

On illegal structures at Leung's home

If it's not dealt with properly, it will pose difficulties for governance. So my stance today is that I will encourage, support and even advise the chief executive ... to explain it as soon as possible and avoid it being uncovered [bit by bit] by the media.

Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, chief secretary

I have to read the documents first.

Mak Chai-kwong, secretary for development

He should come out to formally explain [the illegal structure row] comprehensively in a bid to put an end to the problem. Or he will be dogged by it in future.'

Cheng Yiu-tong, executive councillor

On protests at Monday meetings

I have attended public meetings before when doing different planning work [as an architect] ... it was a similar experience.

Wong Kam-sing, environment minister

[The protest] was normal because Hong Kong is a diverse society and people enjoy freedom of expression.

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, executive councillor

On the turnout for Sunday's march

They want the government to change how it does things, to deal with their pressing concerns and implement policies that will cater to their needs.

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen

On whether Beijing's liaison office is intervening in Hong Kong's affairs

Such suspicion is the opposition's most malicious attack on the pro-establishment camp

Cheng Yiu-tong