High Tide (September 28th 2015) – Daily political round up

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Activists reassemble on Tim Mei Avenue; HKU Council urged to hold open ballot on senior appointment.

Photo: Chris Lusher


 

Politics (Gov’t & LegCo)

Eddie Ng to lead delegation to Beijing
– Secretary for Education Eddie Ng will depart for Beijing today to lead a National Day Delegation from the Education Sector to participate in exchange events and National Day celebrations
– The delegation is formed by more than 150 education workers, including representatives and teaching staff from all tiers of schools

Political (General)

Dozens gather on Tim Mei Avenue on the eve of Occupy Movement anniversary
– Dozens of activists gathered on Time Mei Avenue (ch) next to the Government and LegCo headquarters with some stayed overnight on the eve of Occupy Movement anniversary
– Meanwhile, police confirmed that a big banner reading “don’t forget your initial intent (毋忘初衷)” was hanged on the Lion Rock yesterday morning
– On September 28, 2014, at 1:45am, Occupy founder Benny Tai made a surprise announcement to kick off the long-awaited movement

Flash mob in protest of prosecution of mainland pro-Occupy activists
– Several groups held a flash mob (ch) activity in Tsim Sha Tsui and the Liaison Office in support of eight mainland pro-Occupy activists who were under arrest by the Chinese authority
– Protesters put up slogans on the doorplate of the Liaison Office but were warned by police
Amnesty International also urged Beijing to release the eight activists

HKU Council urged to hold open ballot on senior appointment
– Alumni, students and teaching staff of the University of Hong Kong called on its council to decide whether to appoint pro-democracy scholar Johannes Chan as pro-vice-chancellor in an open ballot
– The HKU Council is expected to make a final decision on the affair on Tuesday
– HKUSU president Billy Fung said they will launch a referendum in November in bid to revise the University of Hong Kong Ordinance

Families of Lamma ferry tragedy victims demand for full details of internal investigation
– Families of the victims in the Lamma ferry tragedy urged the government to disclose full details of an internal investigation report, of which they were only allowed to access to part of it under a confidentiality agreement
– The families said a great deal of information was withheld, including the names of 17 Marine Department officials who were implicated for misconduct
– A meeting between the victims’ families and the Department of Justice was scheduled on Wednesday