Declaration of HKPEOC in Response to Defamatory Allegations
We, the Hong Kong Parliament Electoral Organizing Committee (HKPEOC), hereby address an issue concerning some recent malicious allegations against the HKPEOC which plausibly give rise to public’s doubts casted upon HKPEOC’s mission.
It has come to our attention that certain individuals have labeled our election plan as a “scam” in the absence of any concrete evidence. In refuting those unsubstantiated allegations, we are taking a firm stance that any, libel, slander, defamatory or unfounded allegations against HKPEOC or our individual member(s) will not be tolerated. We expressly reserve the legal rights to take action against the defamers.
HKPEOC is a non-profit and non-partisan organization established by Hongkongers living overseas for the purpose of facilitating the establishment of ‘Hong Kong Parliament (HKP)’ through universal suffrage. Our mission stems from the principles of representation, unity, and empowerment.
We vow to commit ourselves in serving HongKongers with a goal to recover democracy and self-determination for the community through transparent means.
We are aware of some individuals’ concern since HKP is emerging with a novel concept, especially in the realm of politics. We hereby unequivocally state that those false allegations of our election plan being a “scam” are baseless and unmeritorious. With utmost sincerity, we openly invite those who are doubtful about HKP to constructively engage with us in good faith. Our door is open for dialogue and we are happy to clarify any questions surrounding HKP’s functions.
We understand the importance of trust in any democratic endeavor. As such, we are dedicated to sustain the highest standard of integrity, accountability, and credibility throughout our journey. We hold ourselves accountable to all HongKongers, whether living in or outside Hong Kong.
We stand unwavering in our pursuit of democratic values and the well-being of our fellow Hongkongers. We call upon all HongKongers to come forward with a spirit of understanding and mutual respect. Together, we pave the way for a brighter future for Hong Kong.
係個人層面，大家要摒棄過分強調融入社會嘅心態，更唔好抱持離開左，所以「香港無我嘅事」嘅諗法。筆者所提出嘅並非呼籲各位拒絕跟隨當地生活習慣，而係融入與保存港人身分之間取得較好平衡，思維模式都能夠緊貼香港。例如以筆者所身處嘅英國社會為例，本來就是一個對多元文化非常開放，加上以前身處歐盟時鼓勵人口free movement，但係社會價值都會認同尊重文化差異，生活同文化嘅細節上都會鼓勵culturally sensitive，因為英國係擁有非常多唔同種族嘅人口。係呢個背景下，在英港人只需留意唔好將香港普遍嘅處事態度或方式加於本地人身上，或者視自己高本地人一等對所有英國社會文化加諸鄙視，同時可以保留一啲個人生活習慣，自然文化上可以同在港港人有更多想通之處，即使離開都可以明白香港處境/文化——香港本身都係一個存在多元文化，中西文化相會嘅地方，唔會睇得多too hot to handle就唔係香港人㗎嘛，係咪。