Appreciating someone else's lines

Central Station | 13 May 2021

Jordan district councillor Chan Tsz-wai has decided to pledge allegiance to the SAR administration.

But a follower of people's lines noticed that Chan's announcement on Facebook of his decision was identical with what another district councillor, Beatrice Chu Shun-nga of Tuen Mun, had said.

Both announcements came on Tuesday but Chu's was first, with the headline "Fulfill the solemn promise until our term ends." Then Chan joined in with the same headline.

Chu had also explained she would take the oath and continue to serve residents. Chan thought that was also worth repeating under his own name.

Addressing the sameness issue, Chan said he "took reference" of Chu's post. He even admitted it was not the first time he took reference of another councillor's statement.

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