A split has occurred among Hong Kong advisers to Beijing over the Falun Gong's activities in the SAR. Tsang Hin-chi, a National People's Congress Standing Committee member, says he will brief Beijing on the sect's work in the territory during the NPC's annual plenum, which starts next Monday.. He says the sect's objectives have changed and it has already gone too far. But his remarks are in stark contrast to congress colleagues who are adamant they will not raise the issue of the sect at the plenum. Mr Tsang said yesterday the Falun Gong, which held a forum at City Hall last month, had only practised exercises in the past. But now members had marched and petitioned the central Government's Liaison Office. 'I think they have gone too far,' he said before leaving for the capital. Beijing seems ready to use the plenum to push forward its campaign against the sect, outlawed on the mainland as an 'evil cult'. The semi-official China News Service said last week some mainland delegates were planning to submit proposals at the plenum calling for more laws to curb the sect's activities. Mr Tsang said he would not be submitting any proposals on how to deal with the sect. 'This is a matter for the SAR Government and it relates to the 'one country two systems' policy. It is not time for Beijing to come to any conclusion yet. What we do is air our views. This is our duty,' he said. But NPC deputy Allen Lee Peng-fei said it was not worth stirring up a furore in Beijing and he did not want to put pressure on Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa, who earlier this month branded the sect as 'more or less bearing some characteristics of an evil cult'. 'I will have nothing to say about it,' Mr Lee said. 'People need not take the sect in Hong Kong seriously . . . they are not well-organised. Nor do they have much money. One may say they are used by others outside Hong Kong to conduct activities and seek publicity. 'Are we suggesting the Chief Executive outlaw the sect as an evil cult? How does he decide?' The former veteran legislator said it would not be good for the SAR to 'pour oil on the flames'. 'How the mainland deals with the sect is a matter for them. [Stirring it up] will create a bad social atmosphere in Hong Kong,' he said. His colleague Ma Lik said he saw no need to raise the issue in Beijing. 'It is not a serious problem here. Hong Kong is fine now. There is nothing special or worth mentioning,' he said. Mr Ma said no action should be taken against the sect unless national security was threatened. Nor should local deputies put pressure on the SAR Government to speed up legislation against subversion. 'The Government has its own timetable. I don't think there is a need for us to talk about it at this stage,' he said. Article 23 of the Basic Law says the SAR shall enact laws against acts of treason, subversion, secession and sedition. Deputy Raymond Wu Wai-yung also pledged not to raise the controversy over the sect at the plenum but believed some of his colleagues would do so. Falun Gong spokesman Kan Hung-cheung said local deputies had the right to decide what they wanted to discuss at the plenum. He welcomed the decision taken by some deputies not to raise the sect. But he hoped deputies would help reflect to Beijing that the sect was not anti-government and had no political intentions. Mr Kan said local sect followers had no plans to fly to Beijing to demonstrate but would consider if they needed to air their views in Hong Kong during the plenum. Former Liberal Party legislator Ronald Arculli said the sect issue would test the 'one country two systems' concept to the limit but the Falun Gong's activities were legal. 'I only hope that those who are bent on pushing the issue one way or another will remember that the great majority of us will be affected. I hope that they will also care about Hong Kong enough not to place it in a seemingly impossible position,' he told RTHK's Viewpoint programme.