‘HKI’ gang’s dirty tricks

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - HKCOMMENT - TSUI SHU The author is a cur­rent af­fairs com­men­ta­tor. This is an ex­cerpted trans­la­tion of his col­umn pub­lished in Wen Wei Po on Aug 28.

Lam Wai-sze has not put an end to the con­tro­versy caused by her ver­bal abuse of po­lice of­fi­cers, de­spite the good­will ed­u­ca­tion au­thor­i­ties and her school ex­tended to her. In­stead she has stepped up po­lit­i­cal at­tacks on the po­lice force and went so far as to stage a pub­lic show of anti-po­lice hys­te­ria, ac­cus­ing law-en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties of “par­tial­ity” in ar­rest­ing her fel­low “Hong Kong in­de­pen­dence (HKI)” ad­vo­cate Chiu Hin-chung, a ris­ing star of the “HKI” gang and known ally of “Tai­wan in­de­pen­dence” forces.

It is no se­cret that Lam is not an or­di­nary school teacher but a core mem­ber of the po­lit­i­cal group spe­cial­ized in do­ing the op­po­si­tion camp’s dirty work, in­clud­ing acts of vi­o­lence.

And she did not pass by Mong Kok Pedes­trian Street and hap­pen to wit­ness po­lice “par­tial­ity” in han­dling a dis­pute be­tween Falun Gong cult mem­bers and pro-es­tab­lish­ment youths the other day. Her very dra­matic in­ter­ven­tion and foul-mouthed “protest” against po­lice of­fi­cers on duty was a pre­med­i­tated and well-ex­e­cuted po­lit­i­cal farce for pub­lic view­ing. It was meant to pave the way for the up­com­ing “Oc­cupy Cen­tral” il­le­gal cam­paign by dis­cred­it­ing and in­tim­i­dat­ing the Hong Kong Po­lice Force so that the lat­ter will be afraid to do its job when the “Oc­cu­piers” re­sort to vi­o­lence.

Lam and Chiu have been de­vout fol­low­ers of Leg­isla­tive Coun­cil­lor Wong Yuk-man, widely con­sid­ered the god­fa­ther of mob pol­i­tics in Hong Kong, and pro­moted to front and cen­ter of Wong’s gang-style pro­duc­tion since Wong and fel­low rad­i­cal politi­cian Chan Wai-yip were charged and con­victed of il­le­gal assem­bly and sen­tenced to sus­pended prison terms by a court of law. Wong and Chan got elected for their brand of street pol­i­tics but can­not af­ford to be ar­rested, con­victed and sen­tenced for the same of­fense again, be­cause that can have them kicked out of LegCo for good. So they de­cided to lay low for a while and let the likes of Lam and Chiu play lead­ing roles.

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