和平佔中責政府漠視市民真普選訴求 只懂拖延

[和平佔中秘書處新聞稿] 2014年9月29日

 和平佔中責政府漠視市民真普選訴求 只懂拖延

 

面對佔領行動遍地開花,數以萬計市民跑上街頭爭取真普選及聲援學生的情況,政務司長林鄭月娥只以押後第二輪政改諮詢作回應,而不願重開政改諮詢五部曲,和平佔中批評政府此舉只是在拖延,等待有利時機推行有篩選的假普選,明顯是漠視民意;而行政長官梁振英迥避下台的強烈市民訴求,亦使市民因不滿政改而引致的社會失序危機無法解決,佔中認為,梁振英將會成為香港民主發展的歷史罪人。

 

林鄭月娥聲言,會等待「有利環境」才展開諮詢以落實人大常委通過的政改決定,和平佔中認為,政府顯然是期望利用時間來沖淡市民對真普選的熱切期望,這既不尊重民意,又拖延整個諮詢程序,以致港府最終可以時間急迫為由,大大壓縮社會的討論時間,強迫立法會匆匆通過政府的假政改方案。

 

和平佔中必須指出,政府取消國慶煙花匯演及押後政改諮詢,只是避免管治失衡表面化或社會矛盾激烈化的舉措,並非真的退讓。事實上,政府連引發一連串爭議的公民廣場自由使用權也不肯退讓,堅持市民須按收緊的規定申請廣場使用權,顯示政府連丁點的誠意也付諸闕如,實應予以譴責。

 

 

 

OCLP Press Release (issued on 29.9.2014)

Occupy Central with Love and Peace condemns the government for ignoring people's request for genuine universal suffrage and simply employing delay tactics

 

The occupy movement has become full-fledged with tens of hundreds of citizens taking to the streets fighting for genuine universal suffrage and supporting the students.  Chief Secretary Carrie Lam responded by just postponing the second-round constitutional reform consultation instead of restarting the five-step procedure.  We believe the government is just employing delay tactics and waiting for a more favorable timing to implement a fake universal suffrage with screening.  This is clearly a disregard for public opinion.  Also, Chief Executive CY Leung has been evading the strong request of the public to step down, which does not help resolve the crisis of social disorder triggered by the constitutional reform issue.  We believe CY Leung will be condemned by the history of democratic development in Hong Kong.

 

Carrie Lam said the government will wait for a "favorable condition" to resume consultation on implementing the NPC Standing Committee's decision on constitutional reform.  However, we believe they are just hoping people's desire for genuine universal suffrage to fade out over time.  By delaying the consultation procedure, the government will be able to rush the Legislative Council into passing the fake universal suffrage plan by shortening the time for public discussion.

 

We must point out that the government's decision to cancel the firework display on the national day and postpone the consultation on constitutional reform is just aiming to avoid further deterioration in governance and intensification of social conflicts.  They are not really making any concessions.  In fact the government does not concede even the right to use the Civic Square to the citizens and requires strict adherence to the tightened application requirements.  This shows that the government does not have the slightest sincerity and should be condemned.