Alex Lo
Alex Lo
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

My Take by Alex Lo

Forget universal suffrage, reform the government instead

  • Bad habits need to be broken, particularly with land, and system that enables privileged minority to profit disproportionately from public resource

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The Lands Resumption Ordinance allows the government to take back privately leased land for an established ‘public purpose’. Photo: Winson Wong

Beijing piles pressure on Hong Kong developers, calling on government to seize land being ‘hoarded for profit’

  • Three commentaries published by state media single out unaffordable housing as a ‘root cause’ behind young people taking to the streets in anti-government protests
  • Chief Executive Carrie Lam has previously been reluctant to invoke law in past pointing to potential legal ramifications of such a move
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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The Lands Resumption Ordinance allows the government to take back privately leased land for an established ‘public purpose’. Photo: Winson Wong
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