….wild is the wind…creative freedom is the seed….
via Vivian Poon:
各位, 我係圓玄小學既家長, 大家好~~
English Translation By Cecilia.W.Yu:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am one of the Po Leung Kuk primary school parents. Today I went to a”PTA meeting”. It was terrifying! It was a Communist meeting where as soon as the Head Teacher at the school finished speaking, a group of 50-60 years old die-hard “Red wearing” communists raised their left hands to Air-fists while with their right hands they continued to Clap every word that came out of the meeting. No matter what was said, a group of agitators would shout : ” Brilliant! Every thing the President said is good!”
全個家長會, 家長不能夠有半句發言的機會, 咁多年家長晚會未曾試過SET機錄影!!
This was a PTA meeting! The Parents were not allowed to speak a word. In all the years I’ve attended Parents-Teacher meetings, I’ve never been videotaped!!
如果我地硬搶位, 紅衫打手就會立即起身叫我地收聲, 有個所謂[家長]仲講埋粗口, 我地當然唔肯走, 校長不斷請我地走, 話我地阻住下場家長, 我地當然頼死, 最後係等家長晚會散, 紅衫人也不走, 繼續人釘人釘住我地……昨天還是很多老師和教職員穿黑衣, 今天有90%是穿紅衣, 呢間究竟係一間乜野學校?!
As soon as we tried to get into a position where we tried to show that there’s different types of people, the Red shirt wearing horde would stand up and tell us to “Shut Up and be Quiet!”. An extremely rude person who claimed to be also a parent, used extremely long cantonese swear-words against us to try to get rid of us! Of course we Refused to Leave! The Head Master actually kept asking us to leave! They claimed we were not at the appropriate meeting as parents and we still refused to go! Then some of these so-called Party people started Tailing us even after the meeting was over!
Yesterday there were Loads of Teachers wearing Black to support Anti-Communist Brainwashing education and then today suddenly in this PTA Meeting, 90% of the people Had to wear RED to support Communism. Please tell me what kind of School is this turning into?
呢種處理家長訴求既方式, 真係前無古人, 後無來者, 係極之恐怖既體驗! 一班家教會成員可以去到如斯地步, 一個做左幾十年人既校長要用呢種方法去排除異己, 打壓家長, 在香港出現, 試問我們香港的下一代還有什麼希望?
This is a Regime of Harassment and Intimidation against Parents. It is not only unprecedented, it is unmatched in the level of personal horror and disgust from my personal experience! Can anyone of you imagine a Parent-Teacher Association PTA, sinking to this level of depravity? A person who has only been a Head Master for a few years, are now using this level of intimidation to harass parents into silence and to quash dissent against his personal political agenda. This is happening in Hong kong, right now! What hope does our next generation of Hong Kong kids have against this kind of Bullying tactics?
MOREOVER, 有關注組家長問校長我們怎能釋除疑慮, 我入到黎學校突然間見到一片紅海, 老師竟會突然間愛上紅色, 校長答:[拿~~我唔講大話架, 佢地係咁啱一齊着紅色, 唔關我事架~(說是自己在偷偷的笑, 偷偷的笑)], 你地可曾想像過一個校長會這樣不堪!! 大家係成年人, 雞食放光蟲, 詨辯是相信是唯一的出路吧, 連一些我不認識的家長都會好奇怪咁問, 點解校長突然間多左咁多粉絲?? HAHAHAHAHAHA 公道自在人心, 那就留待我們市民去審判他們吧!!~~影片未能很快UPDATE, 敬請繼續關注:~
Furthermore, how can the association of parent like us allow this level of degradation of the system? As I entered the school, I saw an ocean of red, the old teachers suddenly had to develop a love of the color red! When I queried this, the Head Master answered: “Look, I’m not lying, they really do all love RED, its not my problem! (as he said this, he was laughing smugly to himself in contradiction to his words)”
Can you imagine a Head Master that actually behaved in this unseemly way? We are all adults, yet his blatant one-tracked intention is likened to what we would say in colloquial chinese: The Chicken who ate the Glow worm.
*Translators note: The chicken who ate the Glow worm is a euphemistic way of saying “You can see all the entrail and crap inside the beast!”
Even parents whom I do not know as they are new, asked about the strangeness of the situation to me (who is an old timer at the PTA meetings!). Sarcastically they asked me, “How come the Head Master suddenly have so many new Fans that we have never seen at the PTA before?” Hahahahhaa. I think the truth cannot be hidden and everyone know it in their hearts. So let us all exercise our Civil Rights and do our Civic Duties and Deal with these (aggressors)!!
I will post some pictures as soon as possible, Please share my personal experience! (so everyone will know!)
From a Concerned Parent at the Po Leung Kuk Yuen Yuen Primary National Education
Translator’s note: This is my Open Letter to Po Leung Kuk 保良局
Po Leung Kuk Children’s fund provides many suplementary resources and monetary donations to many of the Hong Kong low income schools and helped many low-income families in Hong kong throughout its history, since its inception after World War II. During this time, many of the funders from Po Leung Kuk had been members of the Hong kong community for 4-5 generations since the beginning of Hong Kong’s history. My own Great Grandfather had been working closely with this organisation for many years in his philanthropic endeavours to provide affordable health care to the poorest and lowest in Hong Kong’s society! The trust is mandated to help women who had been victims of economic and other kinds of inequality for generations. Members of my family had actually performed on TVB for many years along with their friends to help fundraise for Po Leung Kuk every year since the mid-60s.
May I say as a Hong kong Chinese with 5 generations of families in Hong kong and being a part of Hong kong since its early development, I would like to express that I am extremely disappointed in hearing what this clearly intelligent, articulate but working class, hard working Parent had to say about her treatment at the hands of one of Po Leung Kuk’s schools, funded by the Community Chest and many of Hong Kong’s current members of the Hong Kong Jockey Clubs as well as the generations of support many Hong kong Movie stars and Entertainers had provided to the foundation.
It seems to me, a rather patronising way of handling the concerns of parents and also a mis-use of school funds to stage unnecessary political allegiance excercise in what should otherwise be a normal, ordinary PTA meeting that encouraged diversity and parent participations.
May I remind all those at Po Leung Kuk, www.poleungkuk.org.hk/en/, that the intention of the founding members and boards of Po Leaung Kuk was to empower and help those from the lowest economic strata in Hong kong’s society to obtain a World class first world Hong Kong education (which has always encouraged Creativity and Critical Thinking) that would address the social inequities in our competitive society.
Generations of Hong kong’s educators like Mr Szeto-Wah and members of my own family had poured their hearts, efforts and sweats into creating a World respected Education system for ALL those in Hong kong, including the lowest in our society!
We are not here to patronise parents or silence the voice of dissents of parents simply because they do not express concerns which we personally deem relevant or because they do not come from the correct socio-economic background.
I urge Objectivity in this matter and for all those working for Po Leung Kuk to re-read their Trust Mandate, of which I am extremely familiar with because one of great Grandfather sat on the Board of the then first Hong Kong hospital which helped draft the Trust Mission of Po Leung Kuk, enabling free medical care to many refugees in Hong kong fleeing hardship and famines in Mainland China and many other refugess in later years as Hong kong became an international Haven for those fleeing war, dictatorships, famines and hardship. We did not tell others how to live, we merely provided help where it was desperately needed, regardless of their citizenship status !
As a descendent of those whose visions as self-made innovators in Hong kong, many of whom came from situations of extreme poverty in Canton, China…..I wish to say that I am shocked by the treatment given to this particular conscientious Parent in this particular incident at a Po Leung Kuk funded Public access school in Hong kong. I belive a formal enquiry into the Background and Records of all important role models within the organisations and their ability to seperate their personal lives/ideals from their ability to further the Po Leung Kuk Trust Mission, is VITALLY NEEDED at this point!
all the best , Cecilia.W.Yu 余詠詩
(Alumni of St.Mary’s Conoissian College Primary school, Hong kong)
The section of Hong Kong society portrayed by a Young Bruce Lee here was what Po Leung Kuk was set up to protect. Why are concerned parents now silenced in 2012?