Monthly Archives: August 2013

News archive: Death of Lam Bun

In present times, the behavior of pro-Beijing/pro-Communist groups in Hong Kong have been said to be similar to that during the Cultural Revolution.  Most recently, the relentless persecution of teacher Alpais Lam for a few bad words in public has been compared with the “struggle sessions” of Cultural Revolution.  Communist propaganda is everywhere, even/especially in primary education textbooks.    There have even been calls for blood.  Back in January, a Hong Kong delegate to the Guangdong CPPCC threatened to cut off Hong Kong’s water supply in order to teach us “ingrates” a lesson.  The only time it actually happened?  In 1967, during the Cultural Revolution.

To understand just how bad things could possibly get, one should first look at where we’ve been. I dug up this article from the Hong Kong Public Libraries’ online archive.  This is from the 1967 riots, the overflow of the Cultural Revolution into Hong Kong.  The story is of the era’s most high-profile victim.

(Riot leader Tsang Tak-sing’s brother is the current president of the Legislative Council.  Another riot leader, Yeung Kwong, was in 2001 conferred the Grand Bauhina Medal, Hong Kong’s highest “honor”.  The communist mouthpiece Ta Kung Po, who ran the same story as “Undercover commandos eliminate traitor, scumbag Lam Bun suffers severe injuries”, is still around today and still spewing crap.)

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華僑日報 Wah Kiu Yat Po 1967/08/25 Continue reading

Insulting a police officer: more serious than criminal intimidation?

Threats to Legislator Claudia Mo assigned to District Investigation Team, doubts cast over police’ investigative standards (Apple Daily, partial translation)

The case of Miss Alpais Lam using profanity has been escalated by the police and is now being handled by the District Crime Squad, which normally handles serious crimes. At the same time, Legislator Claudia Mo has received possibly criminal threats via email from a person claiming to be a retired police officer; however her case is merely being handled by the Wan Chai District Investigation Team, responsible for lesser crimes. The handling of these two cases puts the impartiality of the police force in doubt.

So apparently, criminal intimidation is not considered a serious crime, whereas simply shouting a few profanities at a police officer is.  Or maybe the police are placing protecting one of their own (the email sender claims to be a retired officer) ahead of enforcing the law.

As for the contents of the letter, AM730 has more:

Civic Party legislator Claudia Mo received on Aug. 3 an email from someone claiming to be a retired police officer, slamming her for “approving” the actions of Miss Alpais Lam Wai-Sze, and threatening that “you will know the feeling of being insulted for the rest of your term in office”.  The letter also includes phrases such as “bitch”, “bastard”, “low-life”, and , in English, “What the f*** are you doing?”

Just who has the bigger potty mouth here, Miss Lam or her detractors?

The letter-sender even said that he could get the Police Public Relations Bureau to gang up on Miss Mo.

Miss Mo described the letter as “extremely foolish”, but possibly constituting criminal intimidation; she thus reported the incident to the police.  As to CY Leung’s interference in the Alpais Lam case, Miss Mo called it “white terror, worse than the Cultural revolution, utterly despicable.”  Miss Mo claimed she recently received word that the CCP government feels “there are too many pro-democracy ‘freaks’ in Hong Kong”, and they have tasked CY Leung with “destroying them”.  In other news, CY Leung will visit Kwun Tong on Sunday, where the pan-democrats are planning a silent protest.  The pan-dems are asking participants to come dressed in white to protest despotic rule.

Divide and conquer, take two

Below is a segment from ATV’s Newsline with Legco president Jasper Tsang.  See if you can spot the attempt to create a rift between the “moderate” and “radical” democrats:

TSANG: [On whether Beijing’s veto power over the chief executive election is exercisable] Again, I must say this is a very big hypothetical question. It depends. Now, if we have someone really very popular standing on an election platform which, I mean, no one can believe to be really, you know, hostile to the central government, confrontational to the central government, and all Hong Kong people believe that despite the so-called pan-democratic background of this candidate he or she is going to do a good job, do a great job, cooperating with the central government and making Hong Kong and stable, and we elect him or her and then the central government says “no”, now, of course there will be riots.

CHUGANI: You think there will be riots?

TSANG: But, I don’t see why in that case the central government should veto that. Now, on the other hand, Continue reading

It’s not about the swearing

On Sunday, there was a major quarrel in Mong Kok’s pedestrian area.  On the surface, it seems that the quarrel was brought about by the case of a primary school teacher, Alpais Lam Wai-sze (林慧思), using profanity at a group of police at an earlier altercation between the Hong Kong Youth Care Association and Falun Gong practitioners, at which Miss Lam was a bystander.  This, however, is only half-correct.  The use of profanity by Miss Lam is not the issue at hand.

 

First, let us make it very clear that the HKYCA is a communist front group that couldn’t care less about Hong Kong’s youth.  It’s sole purpose is the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in Hong Kong.  Now I don’t care what your opinion is of Falun Gong; persecution is persecution.  BadCanto has written a detailed a account of the HKYCA’s activities and communist ties on his blog, and also of the current incident.

Since the founding of the HKYCA, the two groups have been engaged in a bitter banner war, with many tourist spots converted into scenes like this:

via Facebook.  Note the lack of youth in the Hong Kong Youth Care Association.

(Source: Facebook) Note the lack of youth in the Hong Kong Youth Care Association.

This is not to mention the continuous fights breaking out whenever the two groups met.  Despite a half-hearted government crackdown in April, the war has continued, which brings us to the incident of July 22.

A video was uploaded onto YouTube on July 22, showing Ms Lam shouting profanities at the police.  Naturally, this was only half the story.  What Ms Lam was protesting about was the police handling of yet another incident of HKYCA squaring off with Falun Gong practitioners.  The police had cordoned off the two groups together, giving the HKYCA free reign to take over the Falun Gong booth.  This upset many bystanders, not just Miss Lam, who accused the police of siding with the communists (again, I stress that HKYCA, despite its name, is a communist front organization.)

Miss Lam issued an apology through her school on July 26 regarding the use of profanity, however pro-communist forces in Hong Kong continued to attack her.  This brings us to the main point: Miss Lam is not being attacked because of her use of profanity.  She is being attacked because pro-Beijing forces want to get rid of her for standing up to them.  The day after her apology, Hong Kong newspaper Wen Wei Po (yes, their official “English” name really says “Po” instead of “Post”) issued a further attack on Miss Lam, detailing her and her father’s ties to the League of Social Democrats.  The issue of a teacher using profanity quickly became inseparable from the larger political issue.

via BadCanto

Anti-Lam banners and funeral wreaths in her name have been placed outside Miss Lam’s school, dragging innocent schoolchildren into the affair.  The constant barrage of attacks have been compared to the struggle sessions of the Cultural Revolution, in which “capitalists”, “counterrevoluntionaries”, and “running dogs of the imperialists” were subject to public humiliation until they confessed to their “crimes”, many of which were then killed.

All of this cumulated in last Sunday’s incident when the pro-communists, conducting a rally in Mong Kok against Miss Lam, faced off against supporters of Miss Lam, those who simply wanted to call the pro-communists out for their bull****, and those opposing perceived police bias towards pro-Beijing groups.  Meanwhile, Miss Lam has apologized again for her use of profanity, but staunchly refuses to apologize for her opposition to the rise of communist forces in Hong Kong, to which I say: good for her.

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