Sham Shui Po District Councillors Leos LEE and LAO Ka-hang put up a notice saying that they will not provide service to supporters of their political opponents in an insulting and discriminating tone. Their behavior sparked fury but not only did they refuse to apologize, they continued to provoke, insult and discriminate the public.
DAB Legislative Councillor for West Kowloon Vincent CHENG wrote to the Secretary for the Home Affairs Bureau (HAB) today requesting the Bureau and the Home Affairs Department seriously follow up the case especially when some of the other District Council members have followed suits. The HAB must investigate those responsible and ensure that members of the District Council fulfil their responsibilities.
Sham Shui Po District Councillors LAU Pui-Yuk and Leo HO gathered around 20 local residents and handed in a petition letter to the Sham Shui Po District Council Secretariat today urging the Council chairperson YEUNG Yuk to hold a special meeting to discuss the issue.
According to the Code of Conduct, a member of the Council or its committees shall not at any time or in any respect do anything which may compromise or impair his or her integrity, impartiality, objectivity or his or her ability to perform his or her duties. LAU Pui-Yuk and Leo HO both consider that the conduct of Leos LEE and LAO Ka-hang is suspected of breaching the Code of Conduct, has brought the District Council into disrepute and fails to meet the public aspirations for a District Council and its members.
YEUNG Yuk replied that he will not convene a special meeting as the case is not severe or urgent enough. We totally disagree with his judgement and feel deep regret at this response. Those elected Councilors “pick and choose” who to serve reveals their terrible attitude and is beyond the pale for behavior by any public servant. They are paid via public funds and therefore they have no right to “pick and choose” which people they serve.
Furthermore, they should not take the lead in insulting and discriminating against residents and spread their hate with words. Opposition party members should not favour and cover up these behaviors.
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