【獨立檢討委員會】林鄭:參考英國處理2011年騷亂方法 審視香港動亂成因

【獨立檢討委員會】林鄭:參考英國處理2011年騷亂方法 審視香港動亂成因

區選日前結束,行政長官林鄭月娥今日(11月26日)出席行政會議前會否就近月事件進行調查,以避免出現更多暴力,她以英語回應時首次明確表示,正參考英國處理2011年騷亂的方法,考慮成立獨立檢討委員會(independent review committee),審視香港持續社會動亂的成因,找出當中的社會、經濟及政治等問題。

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林鄭:考慮設獨立檢討委員會

林鄭月娥承認,今次區議會選舉變成反對政府,表達對政府不滿的議題,對建制派選情當然有影響,但強調中央並沒有就選舉結果要求她問責,政府亦會繼續與建制派合作。她稱會向特區政府建議改善措施,期望此做法能為香港找出路。又指在混亂環境難以接觸市民,希望現時情況下容許她和市民對話。

林鄭英語回應全文:

Chief Executive: No, I did not refer to a silent majority. I did confess that this particular election has clearly reflected that many voters wanted to express their opinions and views to the Government, to myself. And the views and opinions expressed, I hope you agree, are quite diverse. There are people who want to express the view that they could no longer tolerate the violence on the streets, there are people who felt that the Government has not handled competently the legislative exercise and its aftermath. As I have said very clearly on September 4, we have officially and formally withdrawn the Bill, which was the cause of all these social unrest. The next step to go forward is really, as you have put it, to engage the people, and we have started public dialogue with the community. Unfortunately, with the unstable and violent environment and chaotic situation, I could not do more of that sort of engagement. I hope that the environment will allow me to do it now.

And, like in the other places’ experience, particularly in the United Kingdom after the 2011 Tottenham riots, we are now modeling on that arrangement to set up an independent review committee to look at the causes of the social unrest which has lasted for so long in Hong Kong, to identify the underlying problems, social, economic, or even political, and to recommend measures that the Government should take. I sincerely hope that these will provide us with the way forward.

林鄭:物色社會領袖、專家及學者

林鄭月娥下午在社交平台發文,表示今早回應傳媒問題時,提到正籌備成立一個獨立檢討委員會(Independent Review Committee)來探索這次歷時多月的社會動盪的成因及提出建議,引起了一些討論。

她表示並非首次提出要檢討香港社會深層次問題,且在9月4日公布的四項行動之一,就是參考英國在2011年8月騷亂後成立的Riots Communities and Victims Panel的做法進行獨立檢討。

她稱,檢討是「對事不對人」,希望透過尋找成因,避免重蹈覆轍,加强社會的凝聚力。我們正物色社會領袖、專家及學者,希望能早日啟動有關工作。