Carrie Lam arrogance swelled turnout, Charles Mok says
Monday, June 17, 2019
Pan-democrat legislator Charles Mok said today that Chief Executive Carrie Lam's arrogant attitude was a major reason for nearly two million people to take to the streets, RTHK reports.
Mok said when she addressed people on Saturday to announce she would postpone the bill, she could have been less arrogant and apologize on the spot. Her failure to do so boosted yesterday's march turnout by 30 to 40 percent, he said.
The opposition lawmaker said Lam has lost any remaining credibility to rule Hong Kong.
Meanwhile a pro-government legislator, Liberal Party's Felix Chung, said Lam has let everyone down.
Although his party supports the legislation after many amendments were made, he said the way the government handled it, and the Chief Executive's response to the public had really hurt people.
"The Chief Executive has to do a lot more to respond to the general public," he said.
"Some people have asked her to resign. But I cannot see who ... is willing to pick up this job at this particular point if she resigns," Chung said.