Following is the transcript of the remarks (English portion) by the Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, at a media session after visiting the Smithfield Sports Centre Polling Station in Kennedy Town this (December 11) morning :
Reporter: Secretary, some media have suggested earlier that in the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector that people are standing but they have nothing to do with that sector. How would you address that issue? Is that appropriate?
Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs: Under the current legislation, residents have to fulfill a number of criteria so that they can have the necessary qualification to stand in the election to be the candidates as well as to be elected as members of the Election Committee. There will be no exception, including the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector. According to my understanding, they have been constituted in full accordance with the law. Of course, as in other cases in the past, if there is any complaint or if there are cases worth further pursuance, there is statutory procedure under the law for people to go for election petition, as well as a statutory deadline for them to do so.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Sunday, December 11, 2011
SCMA visits polling station in Kennedy Town
The Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, Mr Raymond Tam, visits and chats with the officers at the polling station at the Smithfield Sports Centre, Kennedy Town, this morning (December 11).