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Should Hong Kong's legislature approve a HK$100m donation to Sichuan earthquake victims?

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 7:22am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 23 April, 2013, 7:22am

  • Yes: 1%
  • Yes but with conditions to prevent misuse: 8%
  • No: 91%
  • Yes
  • Yes but with conditions to prevent misuse
  • No

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howyadoin
whoever designed the polls on scmp.com should be fired. such incompetence.
SCMP - some simple tips to get up to at least a professional standard.
1) don't show the results to readers who have yet to vote. displaying the answers will influence their vote.
2) show the sample size. at least that way, we know how skewed the results may be due to a small sample size.
come on SCMP! you're better than this. i hate to see such a venerable HK institution produce such utter c rap. get the basics right!
oxymoron5
An ASTOUNDING YES! Since HK depends so much on the tourist industry particularly the amount of $ the mainlanders bring in, we must somehow put up a show (lick their boots) so in turn, the people in high places in the motherland will be pleased AND, the money donated will make the rich richer and in turn they will spend more money in HK. What goes around comes around. Now everybody wins. Isn't this always the game we playing all these years?
HK-Explorer
What kind of idiot would say we should not donate?? I'm not even Chinese and O believe we must help out! People are hurt and the HK government will most likely do a better job of delivering it. I would rather my tax money went to helping people who are hurt or lost their homes than go to people milking welfare.
If it was you hurt you would want someone to come to your rescue.
ggsize
No, but this has nothing to do with China vs. Hong Kong, or corruption. It is tax payer money and should be used only to run Hong Kong's government. Charity should be private.
the sun also rises
the polls is well-designed indeed ! it obviously reflects the mind-sets of most Hongkongers at the present moment who well know the serious corruption on Mainland and fear that most of our HK$100 millions donation proposed by C.Y. will never reach the victims of Sichuan's earthquake just like last time's Min Chuan earthquake ! Right ? Instead the huge sum of our donation (the tax-payers' money) will end up in the pockets of corrupted cadre officials !
eamercedes
Your donations to China would very likely become
luxurious watches for CCP leaders
gratuity to CCP prostitutes
shopping trips to Hong Kong and Macau
expensive cars for CCP leaders
military funding for oppressing the masses
bullets aimed at your heads
fifty-cent payments for the 50 Cent Party
extravagant estates for bureaucrats
jailing costs for prisoners of conscience
expenses for silencing victims and their families
wages for city enforcers
local CCP factions' expenditure
the sun also rises
according to the poll, 91% against the donation of our government to the disaster relief aid by the Mainland local governments which are notorious for their corruption by using relief fund for private purposes ! And 7% agree to the Leung Proposal but with conditions to prevent misuse----how can our Carrie Cheng monitor the use of the relife fund ? I wonder. Only just 1% among thousands of the readers here agree to the Leung proposal without any conditions !
Sit Bo Lei
It is for individuals to make charitable donations for this worthy cause. Government should not force matters by donating taking tax-payers money. Rather, it should facilitate collection of funds from donors which it might make tax deductible.
the sun also rises
yeah,we have to be cautious on our huge sums of money donated to the aid of the earthquake compatriots in Sichuan since last time (five years ago,after the Min Chuan quake,it was learnt that quite a lot of donation had fallen into the pockets of corrupted cadre officials instead of giving to the victims or buying needed materials to them. Leung said that it is 'love and care for compatriots' yet he omits that the corruption across the border is rampant !
CatInAFlap
Give it all to Jackie Chan.

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