Money-mad city hardly world class

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 22 September, 2001, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 22 September, 2001, 12:00am

As an American living in Hong Kong, I am disappointed and disgusted with the SAR Government's lack of sensitivity towards the horrific events in the United States last week.

While the rest of the world showed its emotional support for Americans and their Government during this crisis, the only comments from our leaders related to the economic impact the events would have on Hong Kong.

This reinforces my belief that our leaders are continuing to lead this society down a path where there is no regard for human life and that they see everything in terms of economics.

While most other governments and stock markets showed their empathy last week through moments of silence and prayers, Hong Kong was woefully silent in any expression recognising the deep sorrow many of us feel.

This reaffirms that Hong Kong is not a world-class city. Shame on everyone in our Government and financial markets.


Tai Tam