Pro-Beijing legislator Priscilla Leung on Thursday lamented the SAR's "very weak" government, suggesting that Hong Kong could do so much better than "that Carrie Lam".
At a luncheon at the Foreign Correspondents' Club, Leung said the SAR would not be in the dire situation it is now if the Chief Executive had listened to people.
"The Hong Kong government is a very weak administration. She, or the team, doesn't communicate with the opposition, or communicate with us pro-establishment [people] well enough. If they had accepted some of our ideas, [Hong Kong] might not be as bad as it is now," Leung told the audience.
"Now, we still have this government. I hope we are not looking at Hong Kong purely because of that Carrie Lam, or her team. We should be wise enough. There's one term of government. It may even be earlier, we don't know. But I believe some officials at one point will surely be held accountable".
Leung, from the Business and Professionals Alliance, added that the first thing for the government to do is to be honest and sincere.
Another guest at the luncheon, former chief secretary Anson Chan, said the Covid-19 outbreak had offered Lam a good opportunity to restore her administration's moral authority to govern following the extradition bill crisis.
"But unfortunately, the actual performance of the SAR government really lacked lustre. Mrs Carrie Lam remains her arrogant self. She doesn't listen," Chan said.
"Personally, I've come to the conclusion that there are little prospects of rebuilding Hong Kong, until and unless the Chief Executive steps down or is removed by Beijing," Chan added.
Priscilla Leung bemoans 'very weak' HK govt
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