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就第二輪特首普選辦法諮詢之意見

2015/3/10 — 18:04

思言行就第二輪行政長官普選辦法公眾諮詢提交了以下的意見:

根據大多數香港市民的理解,普選包含三個成分:(1)投票權;(2)參選權;及(3)提名權。首兩項已被《基本法》第26條涵蓋,但令人遺憾的是,人大831決定在特首提名上加設諸多限制,違反了公眾的期望。

縱使我們能夠理解人大決定背後的政治需要,但特區政府對把香港市民的訴求傳遞給中央有著不可推卸的責任。特區政府於2015年1月6日呈交中央的民情報告裡,沒有如實反映去年底很多香港市民經不同渠道對政制所表達的不滿,實在教人非常失望。

從各項民調中顯示,社會上只有一半市民支持「袋住先」,而有三分之一到四成市民強烈反對,其中尤以高學歷者為甚。2017年普選方案將提名門檻從之前12.5%提高至51%,特首候選人從最多8位減至只有2-3位,實屬倒退。這樣篩選出來的特首候選人極可能是以遵循中央政府及1,200名提名委員之要求為先,而犧牲全香港700萬市民之福祉。

鑑於政改方案得不到社會普遍的共識,我們強烈要求特區政府不要強推方案。香港的前途繫於未來行政長官之產生方法,固此政府應盡力找出一個大部份市民都能夠接受的方案,而非只看方案支持度達至51%的簡單多數就算。

We are writing in response to your second round “Public Consultation on the Method for Selecting the Chief Executive by Universal Suffrage”.

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Universal Suffrage to most Hong Kong citizens consists of three components, which are 1) the right to vote; 2) the right to stand for election; and 3) the right to nominate. The first two are already covered by Basic Law Article 26. It is regrettable that NPCSC's decision on August 31st, 2014 contradicted with the belief of the mass, and placed a lot of restrictions on how the 2017 Chief Executive should be selected.

While we can comprehend NPCSC's decision based on Mainland political need, it is HKSAR Government undeniable duty and responsibility to communicate its citizens' wish to the Mainland Government, which the current Administration has failed to deliver. The January 6th 2015 “Report on the Recent Community and Political Situation in Hong Kong” was particularly disappointing, given a sizeable Hong Kong public has voiced its disagreement via different channels in Q4 2014.

Various local polls continue to show that only half of the population supports the proposed “Pocket First” initiative, while a third to 40% of the population (varied between polls) is strongly against it, especially those with higher education. The proposed method to enter the 2017 race is in fact a step backwards from prior Chief Executive elections, from 12.5% entry with up to 8 candidates down to 51% entry with only 2 to 3 candidates. These "pre-approved" candidates will most likely abide to demands from those parties which back their "nomination" first, such as the PRC Government as well as the 1200 Election Committee, ahead of the wish and well-being of Hong Kong 7 million people.

Given the proposal has no consensus in the community, we would urge the HKSAR Government not to push it through in its current format without major enhancement. This is not an exercise to reach a simple 51% majority. The Government must aim to secure a widely accepted mandate by a significant majority, as Hong Kong's future to a great extent is dependent on the outcome of how its future Chief Executives are being selected.

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