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Universal suffrage the only solution: Kwok Ka-ki

2019-10-20 HKT 09:00
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  • Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki says the government can't address Hong Kong's unrest through building more housing and social welfare reform. File photo: RTHK
    Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki says the government can't address Hong Kong's unrest through building more housing and social welfare reform. File photo: RTHK
Civic Party lawmaker Kwok Ka-ki said on Sunday that the only way to break the current political deadlock and restore calm to society is to introduce universal suffrage in the SAR, and accused the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, of being deaf to the people's calls.

"A leader of a democratic society would typically have listened when such a large proportion of her constituents called for change. But Carrie Lam continues to live in a world of her own. She may regard herself (as) a leader, but people only see her as a puppet of Beijing," Kwok said.

Speaking on RTHK's Letter to Hong Kong, Kwok said it would be unrealistic for the Chief Executive, Carrie Lam, to think that she can address people's discontent simply by building more public housing or improving welfare.

"The problems facing Hong Kong today are rooted in the need for universal suffrage, for people to be given the right to political participation through the long awaited constitutional reform," he said.

Kwok said the crux of the problem lies with a grave mistrust of the regime.