|The government has done nothing to end the protests now into sixth month|
|A motion was made to impeach Carrie Lam today, but failed|
While Lam can breathe a sigh of relief, it wasn't without some blistering criticism from pro-Beijing lawmakers. They were pissed at the government for leading them down the garden path to support the extradition bill in the first place, which resulted in their dismal performance in the recent District Council elections.
Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong chairwoman Starry Lee Wai-king lambasted the government for doing too little too late to end the protests.
|Starry Lee criticized the government, but voted against motion|
"The justice secretary was not at the forefront in explaining the government's position over the past six months... and the undersecretaries have not said a word to help."
But in the end Lee said her party would vote against the impeachment motion because removing Lam would create more chaos and a power vacuum.
Meanwhile Business and Professionals Alliance's Abraham Razack, who represents the real estate sector, described the government in "omnishambles" for not offering a political solution to the social unrest.
|Abraham Razack said Lam was "aloof" and "uncompromising"|
It was also reported that the liaison office was approaching pro-Beijing lawmakers to see how they would vote. The influence on Hong Kong politics is much too obvious and causes resentment all round.
But perhaps the liaison office is too clueless to realize that.
In the meantime, if these protests continue, and at this rate it looks like they will, the pro-Beijing politicians may not be able to stand it much longer and if the motion under Article 73 is launched again, they just might side with the pro-democracy side.
We all want this to end, and one way is to get rid of Lam. At least it would be a step forward after six months of protests.
|Last week's turnout was around 380,000 in Tsim Sha Tsui|
It's interesting the Hong Kong Police are allowing these protest marches to happen, though the one last weekend in Tsim Sha Tsui was revoked the Letter of No Objection for the march an hour after it started, which gave the force reason to fire tear gas on protesters...
It never ends, does it?