Former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang said yesterday she was very disappointed with the government green paper on the ways to achieve universal suffrage, as it seemed to be 'a recipe of confusion and procrastination'. Mrs Chan said remarks by Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen, who said the public's opinions 'would only be a reference point, instead of the determining factor in the consultation', did not match those of Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen during his election campaign. '[Mr Tsang] made his promise to Hongkongers that he was going to listen very carefully to their views and he was going to reflect them faithfully to the central government,' Mrs Chan said. 'We are all waiting keenly for exactly how he is going to produce after the public consultation.' Speaking after taking part in the opening ceremony for the Asian Youth Orchestra tour rehearsal camp, Mrs Chan said she expected the government to take the lead in the consultation, and the chief executive to ensure that the public fully understands the constitutional process. 'The administration should have played the leading role in educating, clarifying and explaining [constitutional development] to the public,' she said. 'But it seems the green paper has failed to achieve these aims.' She called on the administration to launch an 'honest consultation' on political reform, adding that it was crucial to establish precisely how the government was seeking to define universal suffrage. Mrs Chan and her core group of advisers will take a closer look at the consultation paper this summer and release more detailed comments. She also urged the public to become involved in the discussion. She said the introduction of universal suffrage in 2012 was in line with the principle of gradual and orderly progress stated in the Basic Law. A Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau spokesman said the green paper had outlined key issues concerning the implementation of universal suffrage in a systemic manner, and the content was by no means confusing. Martin Lee Chu-ming, founding chairman of the Democratic Party, accused Mr Tsang of 'breaking his election promise' by being unable to come up with a clear proposal. He said if the process of how the final reform proposal was made, as described by executive councillor Tsang Yok-sing, was true, Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy would be 'handed back to Beijing'. Tsang Yok-sing had said that Beijing would set conditions for universal suffrage around next March and the government would only come up with a final proposal, making universal suffrage by 2012 impossible. 'Now we have fake democracy,' Mr Lee said. 'We should not call it a green paper. It is a red paper, because everything is decided by Beijing.'