Carrie Lam is wrong: no ‘brainwashing’ needed to see how Hong Kong public facilities are being stretched
I refer to your report, “Migrants from mainland are no burden, Lam says” (September 10). The article states that Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor accused “political activists of ‘brainwashing’ residents into blaming mainlanders for housing shortages and inadequate resources”.
As a resident of North District, I do not need any “brainwashing” to notice a surfeit of mainlanders everywhere, using public transport, schools, hospitals, doctors’ clinics, housing, and so on. Maybe, living in her ivory tower, Mrs Lam is comfortable allowing in 150 migrants a day, thus admitting that the inadequacy of resources is solely due to the incompetence of her government, but personally I find my daughter’s wait of over 10 hours at the North District Hospital accidents and emergency department last Monday after she received a nasty dog bite totally unacceptable.
Mrs Lam should give the public credit for some intelligence and aim to address the problems facing society, instead of insulting us and constantly obfuscating.
Cecilia Li, Fanling