Fernando speaks to VF members

Post Date: Jul 29th, 2013 | Categories: Advocacy | COMMENT

Lawmaker Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung addresses Vision First members after the special meeting of the Legislative Council Welfare Panel on 22 July 2013.

Please click image below to watch the complete video, an extract of which is quoted below.

 Today you guys made a difference. You showed to the media, to the people of Hong Kong that there are real people who are deprived of basic human dignity, of basic living. Before this, very few people in Hong Kong recognize even that there are refugees or asylum seekers in Hong Kong.

Now the media is becoming attentive to your concerns. There has been international coverage. The local media is heating up on your concerns. I think things are progressing. In fact the whole situation has not progressed for years. You and I know this. Now you guys are making a difference slowly. I understand your concern about basic medical care, housing, schooling.

What we have done today is only the beginning. Today you have spoken up in public. In the meeting that just happened this afternoon, everything is recorded and it will be shown on the official documents. The government has no way of escaping it from this point on. So at least we have started the discussion in public.

click image to watch video of Fernando’s speech after the LegCo meeting