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【有得聽】港大校委會會議錄音流出 證實李國章Nice Guy論 嘲陳文敏是「黨委書記」

2015/10/28 — 10:50

香港大學校務委員會在上月29日的會議上,否決法律學院前院長陳文敏出任副校長(人力資源),被外界質疑有政治考慮,港大學生會主席馮敬恩在會後引述部分校委否決有關任命的荒謬理由,被批評違反保密協議之餘,亦被指斷章取義,校委李國章更指馮是「大話精」。商台節目《在晴朗的一天出發》今早就披露李國章當晚會上部分發言錄音,證明李確有提出過相關理由,李國章更形容陳文敏是泛民安插入港大的黨委書記,所以這些政黨才會非常有組織地去推薦這個候選人。

商台發放的李國章錄音,涉及9月29日當晚會議中的發言,當晚李國章提出否決陳文敏任命的理由,包括陳能當選法學院院長只因他是「nice guy」、陳沒有博士學位、陳的任命有政黨干預等。

在其中一段錄音中,李國章談到,坊間說校委受到中聯辦、特首,以及左派報章以批鬥陳文敏等方式,向大學施加壓力,李國章就坦言,「我不讀文匯報、大公報,我亦覺得香港大部分人都不讀文匯報、大公報」,因此不感到有壓力,李國章語音一落,會上各委員發出笑聲,節目主持形容那是「共鳴的笑聲」。

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李國章反指陳文敏有政黨組織推舉,批評「那些有政黨非常有組織地去推薦這個候選人,正如紀文鳳所言,例如,用恐嚇、阻撓校委會、成立關注組、JR等等......這些事情令我對此候選人感到非常不舒服」:

「The second thing I’d like to bring up is that, we’ve been said that we’ve been under a lot of pressure form the liaison office, from the Chief Executive, and I’d like to say very categorically I have not been under any pressure. It has been said that the left-wing press, 文匯報、大公報 have been running hundreds of articles against this candidate. And quite honestly, I don’t read 文匯報 or 大公報, and I think most people in Hong Kong do not read 文匯報 or 大公報. Relatively most people take a negative view, the more they say about something, the more we feel anti whatever they say. However, on the other side, it’s that the political parties are very well organized, very well informed, very well…how would I say… very keen to push this candidate by, as Leonie said, by intimidation, by failing our council meeting, by having concern groups and all these threatening JRs and everything. But I just wonder why is these political parties so keen on this candidate, is it, you know, in the Mainland university, they have 黨委書記. Do they want a 黨委書記 at Hong Kong U? Is he a 黨委書記, is he put in here as a 黨委書記? So I don’t know, forgetting about the politics, all these things made me feel very uncomfortable and very uneasy with this candidate.」

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另一段「Nice Guy論」的原文如下:

「However, I do have some worries that I feel I should articulate, the Dean, the vice chancellor, in those days, were elected by the Faculty. So all you have to do is to be a nice guy to everyone, and I think Johannes Chan is a very nice guy. And at this point, I’d like to declare my interest; there was one of the referees which is my cousin. And my cousin has already said he’s a very very nice guy.」

對此,節目主持人陳聰質疑,陳文敏受到物色委員會推薦為副校長唯一候選人,就已經證明他不是純粹的「nice guy」,又指「純粹(指他是)nice guy點可以用嚟推翻物色委員會作出嘅決定呢?」另一名主持陳志雲續稱,「(被物色委員會推薦)咁佢一定係more than nice啦」,他認為委員會主席在會上應維護各院長的尊嚴,澄清被選為院長,並不是純粹因為是「nice guy」,而是因為該人士的能力。

李國章又認為陳文敏沒有博士學位,他坦言雖然法律界可能認為不需要PhD,但「若果真不需要,為何要有這個資格呢?」他又指如果陳沒有去追求這個學歷,就可能會貶低一些有PhD、會追求嚴格學歷的教授:

「So from that point of view, I have no worry in that he is dean, my main worry on academic side was that he has no higher degree equal to a PhD or an MD or LLD, now you may say in law is not necessary. Well, if it is not necessary, why is such a degree there in the first place? And when you look at the other referee professors, they all got LLDs. Therefore, either he hasn’t tried or he is too busy or he doesn’t think it is important, but if that’s the case he will be devaluated maybe of the lecturers, professors who have got PhDs, who have gone through the rigours of academic pursues. Now, can you, can someone be in charge of promotion of another person who actually has not gone through the same rigours as that other person and give an honest independent objective view? And I would put my question here is that, I do have my doubt about this. 」

播放完上述3段錄音後,主持陳聰批評,上述3個論點都不應作為考慮一個副校長應有的因素,但當有人提出這些論點時,會上竟出現共鳴的笑聲,這令他驚訝「嘩,成個校委會,你哋咁樣討論問題?」聽完錄音後,他認為很多人會對校委會失去信心。

另一名主持人郭志仁則認為,上述討論內容涉及很重的政治考慮,而非單從學術考慮,因此應該可以司法覆核會上所作出的相關決定。

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