褚簡寧 Michael Chugani
Carrie Lam is Hong Kong's biggest failure, not RTHK
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Normally I would focus on Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po's budget which he unveiled yesterday. Not this year, except to say he tried his best with an austerity budget that still offered HK$5,000 spending vouchers to all adults and modest sweeteners such tax and rates relief, and help for pandemic-hit sectors, despite a huge budget deficit.
Today I will focus instead on accountability, RTHK, and Beijing's plan to overhaul the electoral system which, to me, is another nail in Hong Kong's coffin. There have been so many lately, silencing RTHK being one, I fear Hong Kong can't take many more before it is finally buried.
Last week, a damning government report accused RTHK, headed by broadcasting director Leung Ka-wing who has now stepped down, of governance and management failures. The report held Leung partly accountable for not observing its charter, in effect, forcing him to quit. ...