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    21 Mar 2011 列印 E-mail

    Category

    Governance

    Issue

    • Executive-Legislative Relations - Credibility Crisis

    News Content

    • Mr. Tam Yiu-chung, the chairman of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong said yesterday the next chief executive, due to be elected next March, should reform the Executive-legislative relationship by including pan-democrat legislators to the Executive Council.
    • He said at a radio program yesterday that the 29-strong Exco has two members from legco. One is DAB’s Lau Kong-wah and Economic Synergy’s Lau Wong-fat.
    • Tam explained: ‘There are quasi-democrats in Exco now anyway. If a pan-democrat legislator is willing to follow the two rules and he can really bring in opinions from society, the next chief executive should think about this option.’
    • Cheung Bing-leung said Tam’s suggestion could be easily implemented but the system of collective responsibility could put some lawmakers in a difficult position.

    Questions

    • Tam’s suggestion does not help in solving the deadlock on executive-legislative relations, as it helps covering the credibility crisis rather than facing it.
    • What the government needs is to democratize itself, making it more accountable to the people.