City needs a fresh start: top officials

Local | 23 Jun 2019 3:28 pm

Top officials have asked for the chance to start anew, saying the government has reflected on its deficiencies and want to rebuild trust.
Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung wrote in his blog the government will listen to criticisms humbly to ensure its future policies are in line with public expectations.
"Hong Kong should return to calmness as soon as possible. Let us look to the future and take a step forward, to start anew and rebuild mutual trust. In the next three years, the SAR government will focus on economic development and improvement of people's livelihood, and to step up communication with youngsters to... facilitate their upward mobility," he wrote. 

Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po wrote that most Hongkongers do not hope to see more conflicts, severe confrontation and obstruction of public services.
Various officials published blog posts on the fugitive law amendment bill, a day after they joined a brain storming session with Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor on Saturday. It was understood that the government would like to reach out to protesters, but have difficulties doing so due to their leaderless nature.
The comments came on a relatively quiet Sunday, after Hongkongers marched on streets on the past two consecutive weekends.
Civil Human Rights Front decided against any mass rally for today. It will organize a gathering against police abuse of power starting 8.30pm at LegCo protest zone.

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