The government says it delayed last month’s Legislative Council election due to Covid-19. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the decision was not political but a public health issue. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress then decided to extend the sixth-term Legislative Council for no less than a year to address the lacuna. However, there is no mention of a time limit for such extension. This has led to a rift in the pan-democratic camp over whether incumbent lawmakers should continue to serve the present term. The Civic Party and the Democratic Party decided to conduct a public poll to decide. The result came out on Tuesday and offered no clear majority. To talk about the decision to stay on and the poll itself are Alvin Yeung, Leader of the Civic Party and Robert Chung, President of Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute.
Since the outbreak of Covid-19 at the beginning of the year, on-campus classes for primary and secondary schools have been suspended. For most students, online classes have become the main learning platform. But apart from the educational difficulties, many parents, teachers and medical professionals are arguing that not being able to go to school and mix with other children in person also affects children’s well-being. Now, schools are gradually reopening.
The Pulse：Pan-democratic camp stay in extended Legco discussion: Alvin Yeung & Robert Chung & re-ope
香港电台2020/10/02 12:32:42 (UTC)