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7/1 Victoria Park, Hong kong: Get ready to defend our Basic Constitutional Freedom! Step up to it!

I got this message on my facebook wall from Jeff Tsui but shortly after that there was a strange virus attack in my facebook, so I decided to translate what Jeff wrote so the world can decide for themselves why this message would be attacked by a virus from China? Enjoy. Cecilia.W.Yu 余詠詩

Dear Friends

Long time no hear, Hope you are well.  I am writing this letter to you because  the Hong kong non-elected section of the Government has introduced a so-called “replacement system” that will enable Un-elected candidates on the Legislative council to be replaced by other Beijing appointed un-elected future candidates.  Under this new legislation, any Elected  Legislative Council and District Council Members for any reason there could not complete a term, will lose his/her voters’ elected seat in the Senate and there will be no mechanism to replace him/her  in Legco through democratic appointment methods set out in the Basic Law of Hong kong.  I think this is a serious distortion of the Intention of the ordinary voters like you and I!

In three attempts,  Counsel to the Union has  issued an open letter stating that “replacement mechanism” is a serious distortion of the spirit of democratic elections, and a violation of our Basic Law. But the Government has not listened.  Without any public consultation, and without any due prior notification to  the Legislative Council, these changes will be pushed  through in July 2011.

The Government’s new  strategy, without proper Legal constitutional consultation by professional bodies,  is a  distortion of  basic civil rights  that protects public interests. If we do not fight this, we will have our rights taken away!  We must  issue a resounding  opposition for the sake of  protecting future  public interest!

The current Top-down government policy  is ILLEGAL. Please do not remain silent! Please do not let such draconian laws prevail!  So-called experts using legal contrition will tell you that this particular “preferred interpretation” of the law is permissible. But the legal process based in Common Law also have a tradition of balancing  legal  mechanisms with  the common sense of a reasonable person! There is not a single government on earth, whether democratic or authoritarian, who is not afraid of the Angar of the people. Whether they respond to such public outcries or not, depends on the noise we make to assert our rights!

This year’s July demonstration is no less important than the giant crowds which gathered in 2003, to protest the arrogance and outrageous attempts at over-turning  Article 23 of Basic law. In the past,  Mrs Ip had to retract her stance.

Friends, do you really want to be oppressed like this? If you don’t come out and express your disapproval on the 11th July this year, we may lose the right to do so in the future! Step up and fight for democracy! The Head of Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Stephen Lam in Hong Kong, has arrogantly over-stepped  the mandate of the people, how can we be silent?

Last time this happened, we successfully defended Article 23 by demonstrating on the 1st July 2003, we worked together! We embarrassed Tung Chee Hwa, the Beijing appointed Chief executives of Hong kong. Now 2011, Mr Ye Liu  needs to resign!

Come to Victoria Park and voice your concerns on, July 1 2011!  Tell the government and the SCA, we are not Happy! We cannot support such lawlessness with our silence! We cannot allow such wrongs to prevail!

Please pass this on, send it to your friends!

Jeff Tsui

香港人,七一行出來!

 親愛的朋友,

有好一段日子沒跟你聯繫,希望你一切安好。我寫此信給你,除了向你問好之外,還欲告訴你我對近期政府推出所謂的「替補機制」的關注。根據這條即將通過的新法例,立法會和區議會出現有議員無論任何原因未能完成任期,都不會作補選,而是由上一次選舉落敗的候選人補上,換言之,若你原本是投泛民主派的人,卻換了民建聯的人上去,我認為這樣是嚴重地扭曲選民即你和我的原意。

事實上,大律師工會到目前已發出三次公開信,指出「替補機制」嚴重地扭曲民主選舉的精神,並且違反基本法,但政府不但沒有聽取,還在不做任何民意諮詢下,與立法會建制派聯手於七月前強行通過。

朋友,「替補機制」是香港政府的全新施政策略,不作諮詢,不理會法律界團體的專業意見,還要扭曲民意,說這是你和我的意思,若我們七一不發出堅定的反對聲音,這將會是以後所有侵害市民利益的法例通過的模式。

但我們的政府是犯賤的,你不作聲,它就通過原原本本的惡法,你反對,它就略作修改,你咆哮,它就撒回。專家告訴你,遊行從來沒有用,其實他們跟你和我一樣,都只是靠估。但常識告訴我們,世上是沒有不害怕人民憤怒的政權,不論是民主的還是專制的。故此,有用還是沒用,端視乎聲音的大小。

今年的七一遊行,意義絕對不比二○○三年的低,政府推出「替補機制」的過程所反映出的傲慢和橫蠻無理,就連昔日力推二十三條的葉劉淑儀也自愧不如。

朋友,我們能夠被這樣打壓麼?今年七一不行出來,以後就不再需要七一,不用再爭民主了!政制及內地事務局長林瑞麟已經當香港人是任他魚肉以上位的狂妄官員,我們就連發聲也不做嗎?

那年的七一,我們合力阻止了二十三條,還令董建華和葉劉狼狽下台,今年就看你和我有沒有這個意志了!

我誠懇的邀請你,七月一日,一起行出來,大聲的告訴政府和林瑞麟:你們以為結合建制派就可以無法無天、為所欲為,你們是大錯特錯了!

最後,歡迎你把這封信轉發給你的朋友。

徐少驊

 

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3 comments on “7/1 Victoria Park, Hong kong: Get ready to defend our Basic Constitutional Freedom! Step up to it!

  1. Arnold O'Nealey
    October 16, 2013

    Wondwrful work! This is the kind of info that are meant to
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  2. Shah
    April 29, 2012

    Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could add a little more in the way of interactive content so people could connect with your blog better? Just thinking ….

    • ceciliawyu
      April 29, 2012

      Hi Shah, yeah, thanks….I can’t think what I can do…as I don’t want to get into too much moderating comments ….so the feedback is kept to text only and not all sorts of video stuff otherwise god knows how many porn-spam or weirdo videos you will have to filter.

      I know that gaming sites have way higher level of interactivity….that functions like many of the social media sites….but seriously! Life is short, Shah…I can either live it, then spend a small % of my time blogging it and share it with others and let them re-blog me for the pleasure of it…OR I can spend it 24/7 online dealing with people ad naseum zzzz , have no life and just copy other people’s content! hahaha….and I am one for Quality over Quantity….But hey, what an intelligent thing to say! Thank you! 🙂 (CC)

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