Benny Tai breached the Basic Law with Hong Kong independence speech, and should lose HKU post
Benny Tai Yiu-tung, an associate professor of law at the University of Hong Kong, recently floated the idea of Hong Kong independence at a seminar in Taipei, organised by the Taiwan Youth Anti-Communist Corps.
As a legal scholar, he should know all about the Basic Law, our mini-constitution. So how come he does not seem to know about Article 1 of the Basic Law, which states: “The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region is an inalienable part of the People’s Republic of China”? As a teacher in the faculty of law, it is feared he may be teaching a wrong concept to students.
And this has no relation to the freedom of speech. As a citizen of Hong Kong, an individual can enjoy certain freedoms, but they also have to fulfil their responsibilities.
Professor Tai has breached the Basic Law because he is promoting the independence of Hong Kong, so he cannot enjoy the freedom of speech in this case.
I think Mr Tai should not be allowed to teach at HKU any more.
Billy Sit, Tseung Kwan O