Editorials from Ta Kung Pao

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 May, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 May, 2010, 12:00am

'The proposal of allowing all registered voters to vote on six district council functional constituency seats, including the existing ones, after candidates for the sector are nominated by district councillors is not impractical. It would not necessarily be inconsistent with the method of returning functional constituency seats. Individual voting has already been adopted in some existing functional constituencies such as education, social welfare and legal, and resembles the proposal [by the Democratic Party]'

May 26, 2010

'It triggers doubts over whether the newly created five district council seats are functional constituencies or directly elected seats. But it is worth exploring whether the proposal goes beyond the framework of the decision of the National People's Congress Standing Committee. There is no harm for democrats to raise their proposal again if they have convincing justification to prove it would not contravene the nature of functional constituencies stated by the Basic Law'

May 27, 2010