Hard to decide whether to run in the Legco election again, says Ip Kin-yuen
Former education lawmaker Ip Kin-yuen said now is not the time to tell whether he will run in the coming Legco election, while Beijing is planning changes to Hong Kong’s electoral system.
Ip, also the vice-president of the Professional Teachers' Union, said he will take a wait-and-see position for now, but stressed it feels like the scope for political deliberation has become narrower day by day.
“We will have to wait and see what the changes will bring to Hong Kong’s political ecology, to see if it is still worthwhile for us to run in the election,” he said.
He also added that he will have to consult union members and coordinate with the pro-democracy camp before making any move.
Meanwhile, he said he is distraught by the fact that the regime had decided to crack down on the pro-democracy camp, including the indictment for the 47 activists who were charged with subversion under the national security law.
“It should not be like this,” he said.
“What the pro-democracy camp is facing now is no longer the problem with the city’s electoral system.”