The Last Sitting: What they said
ELSIE TU This year . . . was the year that no one wanted, a year that could not have happened if the outgoing colonial government and their anti-Beijing supporters had not tried to sabotage the Basic Law . . . The failed opposition could produce only a few harmless mosquito bites.
ALLEN LEE PENG-FEI A year has passed. I think those who embarked on criticism should know that their worries were superfluous . . . Facts speak louder than words. The provisional legislature is not a rubber stamp.
TSANG YOK-SING The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong has all along held that the shorter the term of the provisional legislature the better . . . We have all long waited for today.
AMBROSE LAU HON-CHUEN We have tolerated tiredness. We have tolerated smears from others out of our love for and commitment to Hong Kong.
WONG SIU-YEE Some people who have their own agenda branded the provisional legislature a rubber stamp . . . My response is if what the provisional legislature has stamped is in accordance with Hong Kong people's interests, so what's wrong with being a rubber stamp? TAM YIU-CHUNG I hope those who criticised reflect on whether . . . they created any unnecessary misunderstanding between public and Government by maliciously attacking the provisional legislature to gain political mileage.
ANDREW WONG WANG-FAT Today, we bid farewell to the provisional legislature! No, I should say the provisional legislature bids farewell to us. Should we feel happy or sad? I am sad for its emergence and I am happy that it is going to disappear.
RITA FAN HSU LAI-TAI We have tried to do our best . . . History will judge the provisional legislature's achievements and the value of its existence.