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Heavy hitters unite for vote appeal

Heavy hitters unite for vote appeal

At least nine top government officials presented a united front during the weekend to call on citizens to vote in the Legislative Council election on Sunday.
Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po, Secretary for Justice Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, Secretary for the Civil Service Patrick Nip Tak-kuen, Secretary for Food and Health Sophia Chan, Secretary for Development Michael Wong Wai-lun and Secretary for Home Affairs Caspar Tsui Ying-wai, took to social media yesterday to call on people to cast their votes.

Paul Chan said in his blog that representatives in the new Legco term will monitor the government and promote good governance under the principle of "patriots administering Hong Kong" and an executive-led system.

Cheng said in her blog that she had a gathering with a dozen secondary students on Saturday where she told them to call on their parents and relatives to vote on Sunday.

Health secretary Chan wrote on her blog yesterday that some of the anti-epidemic measures launched by the government in the past two years have been maliciously attacked, which impacted the effectiveness of anti-epidemic measures.

She called for voters in the medical and health services, catering and agriculture and fisheries sectors to cast their votes for the upcoming election.

"With one accord, the Legislative Council and the government can effectively promote anti-epidemic measures," she said.

Wong wrote in his blog that the upcoming election embodies broad representation, political inclusiveness, balanced participation and fair competition, and called on eligible voters to cast their ballots for the future of Hong Kong.

Tsui posted on Facebook to call on people to support the Legco election on Sunday. "Vote for Hong Kong and for yourself," he said.

Nip also uploaded a video on his Facebook - along with permanent Secretary for the Civil Service Ingrid Yeung Ho Poi-yan, deputy secretaries for the civil service Gary Poon Wai-wing, Angelina Cheung Fung Wing-ping, Ann Chan Wai-yan and Director of General Grades Hermes Chan Shun-hee - to urge civil servants and the public to cast their votes. Nip said every vote counts and urged people to write a new chapter for Hong Kong together.

Secretary for Innovation and Technology Alfred Sit Wing-hang also called on people to use their votes to select talented people for Hong Kong while he was delivering a speech in an interschool competition yesterday.

Chief Secretary John Lee Ka-chiu and Commissioner of Correctional Services Woo Ying-ming on Saturday also called for people to vote in the Legco election.
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