What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 28 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 28 December, 2011, 12:00am

On a pay cut plan for political appointees:

Sam Ho - They enjoy egregiously high salaries while we as ordinary people work to death, only to find that we are still struggling to make ends meet.

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - This should have [been] done a long time ago. Such political appointments have proved to be not value for money but a mockery [of] the accountability system.

Joey Chow - I don't think they should have been hired in the first place, as they were unnecessary positions. It was a waste of money.

Wendy Yap - It is good to save some money and put it to better use.

Ela Sashimi - Didn't some of these yes-men only make around HK$30,000 before landing these jackpot jobs?

On the poor public response to the chief executive election (sub-sector stage):

Benjamin Mackie - Hong Kong has a long way to go before the elections are dominated by razzmatazz, large political rallies, one person-one vote, and more or less open corruption by neo-liberal plutocrats. Today in Hong Kong, elections are meaningless for an old-fashioned 19th century reason: most people can't vote.

Billy Clarke - What's the point of going to vote for people to vote? Seems absurd, like the HK govt.

On Wukan villagers' protests over land grabs and the death of a community leader:

Nicholas Wilkins - Good on them. Possibly the start of a new revolution?

Kelvin Ng - If 7,000 people can be so united under a cause, there must be something in it.

On sea trials of the country's first aircraft carrier:

Bjorn Berg - I wouldn't say China's military is still in its infancy stage. It's certainly not fully matured but I'd say it has progressed further than the infancy stage. And I agree that the PLA is a potent force to control those forces that the Communist Party fears within China. This is similar to how Suharto used Indonesia's armed forces during his reign.


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