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馬會員工促管理層取消警員駐馬場、取消開鑼日特首盃 8.14 前不回應按章工作及考慮罷工

2019/8/3 — 10:31

編按:一群馬會員工寫公開信予馬會主席周永健及行政總裁應家柏,要求馬會以主席名義,公開促請特首林鄭月娥回應市民五大訴求。又指元朗襲擊事件,嚴重影響市民對警察的信心,為免出現不必要衝突,促請馬會取消警員駐守馬場,改由馬會保安負責,同時又要求馬會取消開鑼日的特首盃賽事。公開信表明,希望管理層在八月十四日前公開回應並採取具體行動,否則會按章工作,並積極考慮罷工。

以下為公開信全文:

主席周永健博士 SBS JP丶行政總裁應家柏先生 JP

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我們是香港賽馬會的員工,對於六月九號至今反送中運動的發展與香港局勢,有以下幾點向您們表達。

  1. 整場因修例而引起的危機,源於特首林鄭月娥的獨裁丶傲慢,以為手握權力,就可以為所欲為。六月九日百萬市民上街抗議,要求撒回,竟然視而不見 聽而不聞,當晚立即宣布如期恢復二讀,結果觸發六月十二日市民激烈抗爭,引發大規模警民衝突,警方以不成比例武力驅散示威者。林鄭月娥其後宣布停止立法工作,但堅拒撒回。市民不滿情緒至今未減,而持續的示威活動,產生更嚴重的警察濫用暴力問題,最後在7月21日元朗發生黑幫無差別攻擊無辜市民事件,震驚國際。但更令人震驚的是由特首丶保安局官員以至警務處長均不作處理,徹查元朗警區或警隊高層是否知情下縱容黑幫襲擊市民。
  2. 身為香港人,我們認為香港目前深陷政治危機,主因是林鄭月娥的管治能力及態度,存在嚴重缺陷,元朗恐襲之後,政府更失去了道德操守,任由黑幫襲擊市民,至今未有以暴動罪拘捕及起訴,反之日前發生的上環衝突,兩日後四十四名示威者立即被政府控以暴動罪,香港法治丶公義受盡踐踏,大家有目共睹,令廣大香港市民痛心。
  3. 馬會在香港社會舉足輕重,並非只是博彩機構,而是眾多社會服務丶非牟利組織及保育工作的推動者,是深受社會大眾認同的慈善機構。我們現促請馬會以主席名義,公開促請林鄭月娥答應市民五大訴求,重建社會信心。同時由於警察不少行為嚴重違反紀律部隊標準,希望馬會要求保安局盡快糾正,包括出示委任証。
  4. 自元朗恐襲後,警黑涉嫌包庇勾結,嚴重影響市民對警察信任,為免出現不必要衝突,現促請馬會取消警員駐守馬場,改由馬會保安人員自行負責。
  5. 林鄭月娥踐踏公義丶蔑視民意,對受傷及自殺的市民,從未展現出應有的關懷,用拖延手法試圖扭轉民意,根本沒有誠意去解決矛盾。有鑑於此,我們一群員工公開正式要求馬會取消開鑼日特首盃賽事。
  6. 我們希望馬會主席及行政總裁,在八月十四日前作公開回覆,若有關人士未能對上述三丶四丶五項作出具體回應,我們會進行按章工作,並且積極考慮以罷工方式作嚴正抗議。

【Open letter from a group of HKJC staff to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer】

To Chairman Dr Anthony W K Chow SBS JP, CEO Mr Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges JP

We are a group of staff of the Hong Kong Jockey Club. Regarding the development of the Anti-Extradition Law Movement starting June 9 and the current situation of Hong Kong, we wish to express the following:

  1. The crisis stemming from the Fugitive Offenders Bill arises out of Carrie Lam’s dictatorial arrogance, her assuming she can do whatever she wants when she is in the seat of authority. The voice of one million people who took to the street on June 9 requesting withdrawal of the Bill fell on deaf ears and it was announced on the same night that second reading of the bill would take place as scheduled. It triggered fierce fight by the public on June 12 and sparked mass confrontations and clashes between the Police and protesters. The Police used inappropriate and excessive force to disperse protesters. Carrie Lam subsequently announced a stop to all legislation work on the Bill but not stopped short of withdrawing it. The anger of the Hong Kong people has been escalating since and incessant protests have led to another serious issue of abusive use of force by the Police. That deteriorated into the Yuen Long July 21 triad gangsters’ indiscriminate attack on citizens. The assault scenes shocked the world. But even more shocking was failure on the part of the Chief Executive, the Secretary for Security and the Commissioner of Police to investigate whether the Yuen Long Police or senior members of the Police force have condoned the triad gangsters’ attack with prior knowledge.
  2. We, as HongKongers, believe Hong Kong is now in a deep political crisis largely because of serious faults in Carrie Lam’s arrogance and her questionable ability to lead the administration and her arrogance. The Government has lost its moral high ground after the Yuen Long violent attacks as it is perceived to have given a freehand to the triad gangsters to attack citizens without forcefully pursuing the grave matter. In a strong contrast, the Government has swiftly arrested and charged 44 protesters with rioting offence for the Sheung Wan clashes. Hong Kong’s law and justice are being despicably trampled, and it is blatant for all to see. It saddens all Hong Kong people.
  3. Hong Kong Jockey Club is an important organization in our society: much more than simply a betting organization, HKJC is a multi-social service provider, non-profit making entity, a conservation work promotor, and a charity organization held in high regards by the public. We urge you, in the capacity of the Chairman/ CEO of HKJC, to issue a public letter to Carrie Lam requesting her to agree to the public’s well-known 5 demands in order to help rebuild confidence in the society. And throughout the Anti-China-Extradition Movement, many members of the police force have been seen in severe violation of the rules and regulations applicable to disciplinary services of Hong Kong; we hope HKJC will request the Security Bureau to demand proper execution of practices of the police force including but not limited to showing warrant cards.
  4. In the Yuen Long attack, the Police is widely suspected of collusion with triad gangsters. This has seriously damaged the trust in the Police. We urge HKJC to scrap police outposts at HKJC sites, and replace them with HKJC’s own security staff.
  5. Carrie Lam treads on justice and ignores opinions of the Hong Kong people. No due condolences have been expressed over the injuries and the suicides of the young. Instead, delay tactics have been used to try turn things things around (in vain of course); there is no sincerity to resolve the persisting conflicts. In view of this, we, a group of staff, hereby officially ask HKJC, in public, to cancel the HKSAR Chief Executive’s Cup on the first racing day this year.
  6. We look forward to receiving a public reply from the Chairman/ CEO of HKJC before Aug 14. Should there be no affirmative responses to points 3, 4 and 5 above, we will work to rule and consider further strike actions in protest.
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