Carrie Lam defies HK legislation with 'No universal suffrage until HK gets politics right'
HK, like China, is a Chinese feudal plutocracy - it is not a democracy! Unless and until there is a fundamental change to empower all peoples Chinese feudal communities will be unable to match the social and economic results of leading democracies.
Taiwan gets it!
HK people are no longer giving their consent to be ruled over by CCP and their minions the HK elites!
Carrie Lam a stubborn leader, Hong Kong a broken system. The one thing we are guaranteed is the absolute havoc that Hong Kong (HK) Chief Executive (CE) Carrie Lam ('CLam') dishes out!
RTHK reported in a Press conference after her 2020 Chief Executives Policy Address 'Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that there won't be universal suffrage in Hong Kong until the city's constitutional order and political system are "restored". (Please see below full RTHK article).
WTPOHK in reply:
HK already has 'universal and equal suffrage' elections for District Council elections. HK does not yet have 'universal and equal suffrage' elections for the Legislative Council (LegCo) nor for the 'Chief Executive' which is one of the protesters 5 demands!
HK legislation 'HK Bill of Rights Ordinance' (HKBORO) unconditionally requires universal and equal suffrage elections and other criteria - i.e. there is no mention in this legislation that HK's 'constitutional order and political system must first be 'restored''! (Please see below)
On 6 June 2020 the will of HK people has been agreed when District Councillors rejected Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) NPCSC enacted HK 'National Security Law'.
CCP are scared they will lose control in China!
HK people's withdrawal of their consent to be ruled has shocked and scared CCP and HK government so much that CCP has clamped down hard on HK!
HK protests since June 2019 have largely been peaceful protests.
CCP has responded to HK peoples withdrawal of their consent to be ruled with: the National Security Law, under the guise of COVID-19 postponement of Legislative Council elections until, disqualification of 4 'moderate' pro-democratic lawmakers, etc.
What CLam is really saying is that CCP and HK elites have lost their control over the majority of HK people and they don't like it! They are now busy trying to find ways and means to continue to hold onto what they consider belongs to them by 'birthright'.
To hold onto power by any means possible CCP and HK government are unable to uphold the Joint Declaration and other UN treaty obligatons! This is why CCP enacted HK's National Security Law, postponed the 6 September 2020 Legislative Council (LegCo) elections, disqualified 4 'moderate' pro-democratic LegCo lawmakers, etc.
HK is obliged to meet its UN treaty obligations under the 'International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights' (ICCPR). Article 25 (quote format added):
"Every citizen shall have the right and the opportunity, without any of the distinctions mentioned in article 2 and without unreasonable restrictions:
(a) To take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen representatives;
(c) To have access, on general terms of equality, to public service in his country."
ICCPR article 25 has been legislated into HK as the 'HK Bill of Rights Ordinance' (HKBORO) article 21 (format added):
"Right to participate in public life
Every permanent resident shall have the right and the opportunity, without any of
the distinctions mentioned in article 1(1) and without unreasonable restrictions-
(a) to take part in the conduct of public affairs, directly or through freely chosen
(b) to vote and to be elected at genuine periodic elections which shall be by
universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret ballot, guaranteeing
the free expression of the will of the electors;
(c) to have access, on general terms of equality, to public service in Hong
Carrie Lam's acts which are illegal under HKBORO article 21 of HK legislation includes:
Illegitimate current Legislative Council (LegCo) violates HK people's 'right to participate in public life' because it does not comply with "universal and equal suffrage elections" which illegally continues to operate and fund HK government; the current LegCo must be closed, restructured with NO Functional Constituencies (i.e. only Geographic Constituencies) and new LegCo elections called; HK government currently is continuing to illegally take funds from the Public Purse from an illegitimate LegCo - i.e. theft of public funds;
CCP's NPCSC illegal 'interpretation' for the postponement of LegCo elections for 12 months due to 'COVID-19' violates HK people's 'right to participate in public life';
CCP's NPCSC illegal 'interpretation' for the disqualificiation of 4 Legislative Councillors in the Legislative Council (LegCo) violates HK people's 'right to participate in public life'.
Please read our blogs:
'No universal suffrage until HK gets politics right'
RTHK 25 November 2020
Chief Executive Carrie Lam said on Wednesday that there won't be universal suffrage in Hong Kong until the city's constitutional order and political system are "restored".
At a press conference on her fourth Policy Address, Lam was asked by reporters why there was no mention of constitutional reform.
"I think we all know who to blame if we can't do this. We put forward a very open, universal suffrage proposal in 2014. But Occupy Central and struggles in Legco ended it," she replied.
The chief executive said with her current term ending in around 18 months, her priority will be on fixing the economy, housing and fighting the coronavirus.
As for a review panel she proposed to look into the causes of Hong Kong's social unrest, Lam reiterated that it is difficult to find people to take part due to the SAR's political atmosphere.
But she said the reason for the anti-government protests last year was because the "One country, Two systems" principle was not being implemented accurately.
Lam said she can easily tell people what deep-seated problems Hong Kong faces, besides housing and economic issues.
"First, people still resist 'One country, Two systems'. Second, people somehow have a weak sense of national identity. Third, lack of understanding of the Chinese constitution and the Basic Law," Lam said, adding that people have also been "influenced by foreign powers".
"I am aware of the problems after 40 years in public office. It's time to tackle them one by one, rather than setting up a committee to study the problems for a year or two and dragging its feet."