Questions over cocktail lunch remarks

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 18 April, 2007, 12:00am

Lisa Wong SC, asked Bernard Luk about his claim on Saturday that Fanny Law had said Hong Kong teachers were 'all so stupid' at an official cocktail lunch in Canada in May, 2000.

Lisa Wong: She never said any such things to you.

Bernard Luk: Not true.

Lisa Wong: And you have manufactured this story to gain sound bites.

Bernard Luk: Not true.

Lisa Wong: And in which you have succeeded.

Bernard Luk: I cannot comment on that.

Ms Wong asked Professor Luk to comment on a statement by former institute employee Derek Sankey, who said the vice-president was openly antagonistic to the government, had pro-democratic leanings, and 'often seemed to think the government was wrong as a matter of definition'.

Bernard Luk: The only thing that was correct in that statement is that I have strong - clearly - pro-democratic leanings. I would admit to that ... I am not ashamed of that. It seems to Derek Sankey that [I am antagonistic to the government]. I don't know what the basis of his judgment was.