Former chief executive CY Leung has called on Alliance Primary School and parents to disclose the name of a teacher who worked there but was deregistered over the alleged use of some Hong Kong independence materials in class.
Leung – who's a vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) – made the comments during an interview with DAB lawmaker Elizabeth Quat, which was live streamed on the party's Facebook page on Wednesday.
He said it was "absurd" that the identity of the teacher has not been disclosed, and called on the Kowloon Tong school to name the teacher, and said if any parents or anyone from the school's parent-teacher association knows the identity, then they must come forward with the name.
Leung said that if the teacher's offence occurred after July 1, then he would have been in breach of the National Security Law, and teachers and principals must "serve in accordance with the national security law".
He told Quat the education sector should not be humiliated by the actions of a few "black sheep" teachers who are in the minority, therefore it's necessary to disclose the identity of the teacher in question otherwise legal action may be involved.
Last week, the former leader announced he would launch a judicial review to force the Education Bureau to identify teachers found guilty of professional misconduct over last year’s anti-government protests.