Following is the transcript of the answer (English portion) given by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Stephen Lam, to a media question on the court's ruling on a judicial review case after attending a meeting of the Yau Tsim Mong District Council this (December 10) afternoon:
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: All along we have been organising Hong Kong's elections, including those to the Legislative Council, in accordance with the Basic Law and our local legislation. In the past months, we have been putting to the High Court the history and the basis on which these elections have been organised. We welcome the High Court's decision today and henceforth we will continue to organise Hong Kong's elections in accordance with the Basic Law and the legislation in Hong Kong.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript)
Ends/Thursday, December 10, 2009
SCMA attends Yau Tsim Mong District Council meeting (1)
The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Stephen Lam (right), attended the Yau Tsim Mong District Council meeting today (December 10) to discuss the Consultation Document on the Methods for Selecting the Chief Executive and for Forming the Legislative Council in 2012. Mr Lam introduced the consultation document to the District Councillors and listened to their views on the two electoral methods in 2012.
SCMA attends Yau Tsim Mong District Council meeting (2)
Photo shows Mr Lam speaking at the Yau Tsim Mong District Council meeting.