Alpais Lam Wai-sze
Alpais Lam Wai-sze, a teacher at Pui Ling School of the Precious Blood in Fanling, sparked a protest in Mong Kok on August 4, 2013, after a viral video from July 14 showed her shouting profanity at police officers. In the clip, Lam was seen openly criticising the way the police were handling a confrontation between the Falun Gong and the Youth Care Association. Lam has taught for 18 years and won the Chief Executive's Award for Teaching Excellence in the 2010/2011 academic year.
Feisty parent who said teacher had 'emotional problems' is used to courting controversy
Outspoken parent Leticia Lee See-yin, who on Sunday said primary school teacher Alpais Lam Wai-sze had emotional problems and asked her to see a doctor, is no stranger to media attention.
A long-time member of the Parents Association, Lee was one of the organisers of the protest against Lam, a teacher at Pui Ling School of the Precious Blood in Fanling who was seen in a video clip shouting at police officers over their handling of a dispute between the Falun Gong and the Youth Care Association.
Lee said she got four calls during the protest threatening her life and went to Mong Kok Police Station yesterday afternoon to file a report. But this was not the first time she had received threatening messages, she said.
At a concert in January, she said she had received many calls after she opposed a motion calling for public consultation on legislation to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation.
She also wrote many articles on the website of anti-gay religious group the Society for Truth and Light.
She said such legislation might make it illegal for schools - especially religious ones - to teach that homosexuality is wrong, as it would be seen as discriminatory.
Having been actively involved in the Parents' Association since 2007, Lee has been involved in many controversial political issues.
She was an adamant advocate of the highly controversial national education which was proposed last year but was later shelved due to heated public criticism.
"If we back down on the [implementation of] moral and national education subject, I don't know what our society, our children will see themselves as in the future," she said at a pro-national education rally in October.
"We are always Chinese. Our root is always China."