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Carrie Lam

The Hong Kong government doesn’t want to avoid dialogue, but is the other side willing to sit down?

  • The pan-democrats only want to put on a show through confrontation
PUBLISHED : Sunday, 28 October, 2018, 2:49pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 28 October, 2018, 2:48pm

I refer to Adrian Lam’s letter of October 21 (“Carrie Lam misread HK youth in her policy plan – they want more than material comforts”).

I’m glad Mr Lam acknowledges that our chief executive is trying to ease Hongkongers’ livelihood stress through the various measures presented in her October 10 policy address.

I take issue, however, with his statement that he thinks the government is “trying its best to avoid all sensible communication”. Communication or dialogue is a two-way street. But, in recent times, as demonstrated by the pan-democrats in the Legislative Council, those who have any grievances against the government do not know how to talk. They only know how to shout, make loud noises and throw objects around. They have no manners, no common courtesy. They don’t want to sit down and discuss or negotiate, they only want to put on a show through confrontation to serve their own selfish purposes.

Carrie Lam’s second annual policy address

I believe Hong Kong is blessed to have Ms Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor as its chief executive. She is a sincere, capable and caring leader who can do a lot of good for Hong Kong.

Now, if only our pan-democrats and their followers would cooperate, starting simply with good table manners, for a happier and more successful Hong Kong.

Elsa Young, Tai Po