(Eng. version below)
垃圾會人大政協化，大石笮死蟹，消滅所有異見聲音。石Q (保安) 時常阻止反對派議員開會。議員一定要入去開會呢，石Q就會話其打人，跟住主席報警，告議員非法集結，強行進入，好似梁頌恆\游蕙禎上週就因此判監四個禮拜。
The HK Legco is becoming more and more like the National People’s Congress. The event of yesterday, in which Andrew Leung, President of the Legco, barred 5 lawmakers from entering the chamber to vote on a controversial bill for a joint border checkpoint with China, has reflected the myth of the rule of law, says Chapman Chen in a press conference in Legco today.
Today (15 June) a few lawmakers, district council members, and a dozen of civil organizations, signed a petition, demanding Andrew Leung to step down for barring on 14 June five opposition lawmakers from rejoining the chamber, just hours before they were due to vote on a controversial bill for a joint border checkpoint with mainland China based in the heart of the city. Roy Tam, the initiator of the joint signature, convened a press conference at noon today.
Chapman Chen, on behalf of Local Press, delivered the following speech in the press conference:
The rubbish-rubber-stamp Legislative Council is becoming more and more like the National People’s Congress and The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, in using brutal power to pass bills and silence all opposition voices. Nowadays, Legco security guards are empowered to prevent opposition lawmakers from joining conferences in the Legco. If any lawmakers are determined to resist, those security guards would claim that they are assaulted by the lawmakers. Then the president of the legislature would call the police, and accuse the lawmakers of illegal assembly in the Legco! Last week, former lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching were sentenced to four weeks in prison exactly for this offense.
The farce of yesterday has exposed the myth of the rule of law. In reality, the rule of law needs to be complemented by democracy and freedom of press. Without an entirely democratically elected legislature (half of the seats of the HK Legislative Council belong to functional constituencies, and they are not elected by universal suffrage), without a democratic government (the Chief Executive of Hong Kong is not directly elected by HK citizens), and without freedom of press (The 2017 ranking table of Reporters Without Borders examines 180 countries and regions. HK came in at 73, with China ranked at 176), and when the source of power is a undemocratic and totalitarian State, the rule of law will become the rule by evil law. Don’t forget that even Hitler ruled according to law, just that it was a law enacted by him and his party, and just they could re-interpret it any time they liked.
The co-location arrangement of the HK Section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-HK Express Rail, whereby China law is practiced in HK, is leading to one country one system. This is clearly in violation of Article 18 of the Basic Law of Hong Kong. But now brutal power has taken the place of justice!