Monday, October 20, 2014   

CE insists govt not pressured over political reforms
(05-22 12:48)

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has insisted that the government won't be pressured into implementing political reforms that are not in line with the Basic Law, reiterating that the proposed Occupy Central protest would be unlawful.
Speaking during a Legco question-and-answer session, Leung added that the police would act against people taking part in the civil disobedience campaign.
He also said there was no need to set up a Commission of Inquiry into the delay in constructing the high speed rail link to Guangzhou. Leung was responding to a a legislator, who questioned the effectiveness of an investigation of the matter by an independent panel of experts which lacks the the power to summon witnesses. --RTHK   
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