Gov’t responds to procession

June 16, 2019

In response to today’s public procession, the Chief Executive apologised to the Hong Kong people for deficiencies in the Government's work.


In a government statement tonight, the Chief Executive admitted deficiencies in the Government’s work had led to substantial controversies and disputes in society, causing disappointment and grief among the people.


She apologised for this and pledged to adopt a most sincere and humble attitude to accept criticisms and make improvements in serving the public.


The Government noted that a large number of people have expressed their views in public processions over the past two Sundays, adding it understands these views have been made out of love and care for Hong Kong.


The statement said the Chief Executive clearly heard the views expressed in a peaceful and rational manner.


She acknowledged that this embodied the spirit of Hong Kong as a civilised, free, open and pluralistic society that values mutual respect, harmony and diversity. The Government also respects and treasures these core values of Hong Kong.


Having regard to the strong and different views in society, the Government has suspended the fugitive law amendment exercise to restore calmness in the community as soon as possible and avoid any injuries.


There is no timetable for restarting the process, the statement added.

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