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Edward Snowden

What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 12 June, 2013, 1:20am

On US whistle-blower Edward Snowden coming to Hong Kong:

David Lloyd Smith - I think it is really tragic that an American has to move to a place that has a reputation for less freedom. Still, Hong Kong has a reputation for freedom in spite of the People's Republic of China. It has a strong tradition of free speech.

Robert S C Kemp - He's an American patriot defending freedom. He's not defecting to China. He hasn't given up the names of anyone spying for the CIA. If he had, that would be different.

Law Hin Lau - That may be the reason why C. Y. suddenly made a trip to [the] US for [a] conference, possibly to deal with this complicated matter.

Tom Grundy - Shame on Obama. In 2008, [as president-elect] he said he would "strengthen whistle-blower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud and abuse". However, he did the exact opposite and has prosecuted whistle-blowers under the Espionage Act. This guy is a true patriot and ought to be afforded protection.

 

On the deaths of eight feral cattle in South Lantau:

Lisa Withers - It must be some car to kill eight cows all at the same time! Is that even possible?

Wingy Sandy Hui - I don't eat beef but I know there are many beef lovers. To show your condolences for what happened, please stop eating it at least for one day.

 

On 11-year prison term for the brother-in-law of jailed activist Liu Xiaobo :

Patrick Shu Wing-lee - Some who committed similar offences received lighter sentences of imprisonment of less than five years. Some corrupt officials have even been let go. How can people trust the rule of law and justice in China? Hongkongers are really afraid that the courts here are gradually influenced by such judgments. Then there will be no more hope.