Thursday, May 28, 2015   

CE: govt should oppose Occupy Central
(07-29 16:42)

The Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying says all government staff should oppose the Occupy Central movement.
He made the comment in dismissing criticism of his and other senior officials' support for the Alliance for Peace and Democracy campaign against the civil disobedience movement.
Leung said he's yet to sign the petition, but stressed that officials who have are only doing what any law abiding citizen should.
"All government staff and law abiding citizens should oppose such a large-scale illegal act. That's an attitude that we, as government officials, should have, although we are signing the petition in an individual capacity," Leung said as he spoke ahead of the Executive Council meeting.
However, a policy specialist accused Leung and other senior officials of causing greater divisions in society by pledging to sign the petition.
Brian Fong, from the Hong Kong Institute of Education, said Leung and other officials should be trying to create consensus rather than further polarizing society.
Meanwhile, a Central and Western District councilor Dominic Chan says he is establishing a team to provide free legal advice for small and medium-sized enterprises regarding the effects of Occupy Central.
He said that the team has now recruited 10 lawyers and it invite others to participate in the action.
One of the laywers, Stephen Yam, said they can advise on whether an injunction can be sought to remove protestors who are obstructing a business. --RTHK   
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