【17:04 Update ICAC Reply】
Luo Guancong, the former chairman of Hong Kong Universiade, said in an online seminar hosted by Reuters that this month’s Hong Kong Legislative Council election is not a real election and appeals to voters to ignore (ignore) this election and should not give any recognition. Acceptability. When the Independent Commission Against Corruption responded to the “Position News” enquiry, it said that it did not comment on individual cases, but reiterated that according to the “Elections Ordinance”, anyone who uses public activities to incite another person to not vote or cast an invalid ballot (including a false vote) during the election period is considered to be illegal. The ICAC emphasized that if anyone is suspected of violating the “Ordinance”, the ICAC will deal with it in accordance with established procedures in accordance with the law.
“Reuters” held a three-day Reuters Next online seminar this week, inviting guests from multiple countries and different sectors to participate. Luo Guancong was invited to attend. At the seminar, Luo Guancong called on the people of Hong Kong to ignore this month’s Legislative Council elections. He said that Beijing had just a selection of members. Hong Kong people should not give any recognition to this election and should not pretend that this is a real election. election.
At the seminar, Luo Guancong pointed out that there is no democratic element in the current Hong Kong system, but the spirit of democracy still exists in the hearts of Hong Kong people, but the situation is too severe and the spirit cannot be transformed into action.
Luo Guancong said that the will of the people should not be underestimated, and at the same time the sustainability of China’s gigantic totalitarian system should not be overestimated. China is currently facing many problems, including an ageing population, becoming more and more isolated in the international community, and also facing problems in industrial reforms. He believes that the above-mentioned problems will suffocate the economic performance of the Chinese Communist Party, which is the main source of the CCP’s acceptance.
ICAC: Do not comment on individual cases. Anyone who violates the Election Ordinance will be dealt with in accordance with established procedures
The Independent Commission Against Corruption responded to the “Position” enquiry and stated that it does not comment on individual cases, but reiterated that according to section 27A of the “Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance” (“Ordinance”), anyone who uses public activities to incite another person not to vote during the election period Or cast invalid votes (including white votes), which is illegal. The Independent Commission Against Corruption calls on citizens to strictly abide by laws and regulations and jointly safeguard the integrity and fairness of elections. The ICAC will continue to strictly enforce the law, crack down on the manipulation or sabotage of elections, and ensure that the elections are fair and just.
The ICAC also pointed out that the agency has a statutory responsibility to deal with allegations related to the “Regulations”. If anyone is suspected of violating the “Regulations”, the ICAC will deal with it in accordance with established procedures in accordance with the law.
“Reuters” stated that it had made inquiries about Luo’s remarks with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, but has not yet received a response.