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Unpleasant farewell dinner between Carrie Lam and lawmakers

Unpleasant farewell dinner between Carrie Lam and lawmakers

A farewell dinner turned unpleasant between lawmakers and Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor when she said some pro-establishment legislators should apologize for requesting her to set up an independent inquiry to probe police violence.
The farewell dinner held at the Legco on Monday had Lam, 41 pro-establishment lawmakers, government officials and Executive Council members marking the end of this term's legislature.

Lam, still in a cast on her right arm following her elbow fracture from last Monday, was said to have asked the pro-establishment lawmakers to apologize to the police for proposing the establishment of a commission of inquiry to investigate police violence.

It was understood that Lam said her biggest pressure during the 2019 anti-fugitive bill movement came from her colleagues, as some criticized her for doing things wrong.

Lam, however, thanked herself for being determined not to accept the request.

She also thanked three men in her life -- her husband Lam Siu-por and two sons -- for giving her their full support and trust, and noted that her sons did not question whether she did something wrong despite them being attacked online.

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