How strange? First, calling the city Asia’s World city is weird enough, why couldn’t we use international city?! too short? not catchy enough? or it’s being taken by other country? do they own the word? I don’t get it. I like simple thing, like Amazing Thailand, Malaysia – Truly Asia, Fun Taiwan, incredible India… short, simple, right to the point.
Second, we do not trust the police anymore. Understand HKers were very trusty to our police force after the image reformed in the late 70s. The force represent courage, responsible, justice, healthy and positive, at least people in my generation had dreams of being a cop when we were kids. For a long time, we proud of HK being a safe place to be because of the police force. Unfortunately, we feel no longer safe, this long-built trust has been shattered since the handover and decay rapidly by CY Leung’s authority.
Police now can openly insult or injured people without being charged. Ridiculously, they made up excuses like they were just capturing the riot during the protest, the fact is 7 policemen were captured on live kicking and beating up 1 guy who has been handcuffed. This happened last year during Umbrella Movement, the victim has filed the complain but up until now, there is NO single policemen involved has been charged. They only being suspended but still got PAID!
News update: https://www.hongkongfp.com/2015/07/13/court-go-ahead-for-judicial-review-over-names-of-police-in-ken-tsang-attack-video/
The other case during the Movement, the involved superintendent explained the protester was being “touched” by the baton in his hand – in his word is “the extension of his arm” – while he was trying to ask the pedestrians to leave the occupy site; the fact is a cloud of people were leaving the site (no one is stopping or resisting) in an orderly fashion and suddenly that superintendent came up and hit couple of guys in the cloud with his baton on their back, one got injured at the back of his neck and proceed to complain. This has also been captured on live by local TV news channels and went vial in social media. The case has been submitted to the Complaint Against Police Office (CAPO) and the Independent Police Complaint Council (IPCC) ; CAPO is a police department to handle daily complaint against the police and IPCC is the independent watch group appointed by the Chief Executive of HKSAR. IPCC recently announced the vote result of this case, is 12 yes against 6 no on agreeing the presented evidence shown that the superintendent is obviously beating the pedestrians with the baton that night and they suggested the CAPO to action for officially charge the officer with assault. However, CAPO counter-proposed the IPCC revote for changing the charge in to much less serious one. Luckily, the IPCC insisted there is not necessary to revote unless the police can provide new evidence to support it. The case still under “negotiation” !
News update: Police Reject Watchdog’s Ruling, Ask for Revote Superintendent Assault Case, HKFP, July 20, 2015
The most unbelievable case is, a female protester being charged by assaulting a policeman with her breast while she was the one who has been beat by the officer ended up with serious nose bleed. She has been charged GUILTY by the district court! I wonder how injure the police is to lead to this verdict? Rumour said the judge is under the pro-government party so the verdict favour to the police. Now, we started to doubt with the court!
News update: HK Protester Convicted of Assaulting Police Officer by Her Breast, SCMP, July 17, 2015
Last week, a pro-democrat Legislation Council Member unveiled there is Lead – an toxic heavy metal – found in the drinking water from 3 sample out of 10 collected from the public estates. The Lead found suspected released from the pre-assembled parts of the pipes supplied by the main contractor – China State Construction International Holdings Co Ltd (CSCI 一中國建築) . The first reaction of the government is finger-pointing the labour who installed the parts by using contaminated material during the installation which may led to the leaking. While the public are panic if they have been poisoned, the government “expert” mentioned scornfully in the press conference that the amount of Lead have been consumed in average to ones life time is nothing lethal. Ar um… doctor, there is no one confirmed how many Lead or how long those poor people have been consumed! How can you said that?! Public suspected that if there is no one finds out this problem, the people will keep drinking and using the lead water for the rest of their life until they moved or die. What will that do to them? cancer? kidney and/or liver failure in unreasonably early age? deform babies? underdeveloped children? How many other public estate have the same issue? all? Are those private residence built by CSCI have the same issue? Is there any public facilities have the same problem?
Another government “elite”, Dr. Leung Pak-Yin, M.D., CEO of Hospital Authority in HK suggested the affected people can drink more water to drain out the lead in the system. Problem is, IT IS THE DRINKING WATER IN THEIR HOME HAS BEEN CONTAMINATED! So is the government going to supply them drinking water for the rest of the life? or suggest them to move, where no one knows where can be safe and they can afford.
can anyone tell us what exactly happened? NO, the government still has no solid answer on any question asked. They are too busy to discredit the test result by the opposite party and the lab which outside the government structure (or better say control! ). Most importantly, to stop people questioning the quality of CSCI’s work. Why? The company has been believed supported by RED investors. No one dare to touch them.
You can say that the police complaints are political act by opposite parties, but it is a public health issue, a Toxic one; still the government treated like we are asking for trouble!
News update: Lead Water Scandal Persists as New Estate Returns Positive Results for Contaminations, HKFP, July 20, 2015
The bizarre thing is under the chaotic situation, weak government image, 698 still shamelessly proceed to “elect” to be the Chief Executive of HKSAR. Does he knows he is the source of chaos?
HK is getting more strange everyday….