The arrangement for the oath of district councillors has not yet been finalized. The government has repeatedly "exposed" that district councilors involved in four types of behaviors will be DQ, including those who participated in the primary elections of the democratic parties, loaned out the council to serve as a voting station, etc., and may The recovery of salary since taking office has triggered a wave of large-scale resignations.
The Secretary for Home Affairs, Xu Yingwei, said today (14) that he was more careful in handling matters. The oath of district council members must be handled safely. There is no timetable so far.
He said that he did not know the reason for the resignation of district councilors, and emphasized that the government's regional work has never stopped, and citizens can seek help from government departments if necessary.
Regarding the accusation that Xu Yingwei did not go to Tokyo for the Olympics in order to handle the oath of the district councillors, Xu Yingwei said that the council had to convene multiple meetings recently. He did not go to Tokyo for the sole purpose of handling the oath. , Thoroughly deal with it. There is no timetable for the time being. "Allow me to do it carefully. There is no timetable for today. I hope it can be done as soon as possible."
He said that he did not understand the reasons for the resignation of district councilors. Some district councilors said that their resignation had nothing to do with DQ and they had to check with relevant people.
He emphasized that the work in government areas such as the Civil Affairs Department, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, and the Social Welfare Department has never stopped, and citizens can seek help from relevant government departments when necessary.
As for whether district councils are still needed in the future?
Xu Yingwei said that regional organizations are very important, such as non-governmental organizations, fire prevention and anti-crime committees, etc., which also play an important role to help the government understand the people's conditions. The government needs to have partners in the community and needs to study the future development direction of the region.
▼Part of the resignation of district councillors has been announced▼
Xu: The Qualifications Review Board will review the election committee candidates according to their words and deeds, but they don’t know how to distinguish "owners."
When asked what criteria would be used to review candidates as a member of the Candidate Qualification Review Committee, Xu Yingwei said that she did not know how to distinguish "self". The Oath Ordinance has listed a negative list and will review the candidates' past words, deeds, speeches and speeches. The political views and attitudes displayed in the book depend on whether the candidates have endangered national security, refused China’s exercise of sovereignty over Hong Kong, and undermined the Basic Law. It is hoped that candidates will be elected to sincerely support the Basic Law and loyalty to the SAR, etc.
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