Stay away from election farce

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 05 February, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 05 February, 1998, 12:00am

Andy Ho's article ('Vote or stay home; you can make your point', South China Morning Post, January 27) made the important observation that voters have a choice of voting or boycotting to make their point.

There is a third possibility; politicians of the democratic camp should boycott the election.

Firstly, it would send a powerful message to the people of Hong Kong and the international community that this is not a free and fair election. Secondly, the election arrangements for this legislative council were passed by the illegitimate provisional legislature.

Those opposed to this provisional legislature should not participate in such a voting farce.

ANTHONY LEE Brisbane Queensland, Australia