Leung Chun-ying

Leung Chun-ying blames political rivals for all woes, lawmaker says

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 06 February, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 06 February, 2013, 5:28am

Leung Chun-ying believes his political opponents are entirely to blame for the difficulties his administration faces, Civic Party leader Alan Leong Kah-kit says.

Leung should reflect deeply because he felt he had done nothing wrong during his seven months in office, Leong said after a breakfast meeting with the chief executive yesterday.

Civic Party members were guests at the Government House yesterday morning in one of a series of breakfast meetings between the chief executive and major political parties.

Little was achieved at the meeting, Leong said, since Leung did not hint at any solutions to the administration's difficulties in pushing through its policies.

"My impression is that the chief executive believes he has done nothing wrong; all wrongs originated from other people," Leong said.

He was also disappointed that Leung did not explain his ideas about the next stage of electoral reform, which Leong thought was more important than livelihood issues.

"[For the Civic Party,] straightening out the system of universal political mandate [for the chief executive election] comes first," Leong said. "That will create the opportunity to solve various deep-rooted conflicts."

On Monday, Leung had to cut short his first visit as chief executive to the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park when he was mobbed by protesters demanding his resignation. He later condemned lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung and other demonstrators for causing the chaos.

Leung declined to comment further about the incident yesterday morning. He attended a Lunar New Year celebration with a group of elderly people in Wong Tai Sin.

Meanwhile, former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang warned that the "one country, two systems" concept was being gradually eroded.

Chan also warned that the administration could relaunch national security legislation by linking it with universal suffrage - so that if people wanted democracy, they would have to accept national security laws as well.

She made the comments in an interview with Shue Yan University's journalism school journal, Our Voice.