March Opposing the Amendments to Fugitive Offenders Ordinance

 

The Government gazetted the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019. Should the Bill be adopted, will allow case-based surrender arrangements and transferring fugitive offenders to states where long-term surrender arrangement is not applicable, including China which refused to ratify the ICCPR. The bill does not only bias the business sector, but it also fails to ensure crime suspects procedural justice and fairness. It creates a greater loophole for China and the Hong Kong Government to criticise dissidents. Students’ unions of higher education institutions invite you to join the march, organised by the Civil Human Rights Front and LegCo members of the Pan-democrats, opposing the amendments and the bill. The details are as follow:

Date: 31th March 2019 (Sunday)
Time: Gathering at 14:30, Starting at 15:00
Venue: Luard Road, Wan Chai to Civic Square

「還原真相 毋忘義士」旺角衝突三周年集會

 

西曆二零一九年二月八日是年初一旺角衝突三周年。港人為了保護小販以捍衛本土文化,挺身對抗港共政權的打壓,卻遭受警察挑釁,繼而暴力對待。抗爭者勉力自保,卻被政府以暴動等罪名起訴。於裁決和量刑中,並沒有考慮社會現況和抗爭者的動機意圖等公共政策因素。

這三年,共有逾九十位義士被捕,當中更有最少三十位被冠上暴動罪此等污名。有政治犯更被判高達七年刑期,身體心靈皆受磨折,亦影響他們的前途和家庭,亦有最少三名義士被逼流亡海外。

抗爭者的行動意圖和動機皆是真誠追求社會利益而非一己之利。為銘記三年前因捍衛香港本土文化而付出沉重代價的義士,並希望洗脫他們被加諸身上的暴徒污名,我等將於二零一九年二月八日晚上舉辦「還原真相 毋忘義士」旺角衝突周年集會,向普羅大眾還原事實真相,詳情如下:

日期:二零一九年二月八日
時間:晚上八時至十一時
地點:香港大學學生會大樓一樓學生會辦事處外空地

主辦單位:
香港大學學生會
香港中文大學學生會
香港理工大學學生會

協辦單位:
香港民族陣綫
學生動源
獨立人士鄭俠

謹此呼籲各位香港人出席集會,了解旺角農曆新年初一衝突真相,毋忘所有在當晚為香港犧牲的義士,力求為他們洗脫暴徒污名。

Public Consultation on Reviewing HKU Council Chairman Appointment

 

The HKU Council Chairman Appointment Review Commission 2018, HKUSU Council, Session 2018 is going to hold a public consultation, to collect and consolidate opinions regarding the current appointment procedures of the Council Chairman from students and other members of the University. Opinions and insights collected in the public consultation will serve as a great aid to the Commission in the drafting of the report and assist the Commission in making more effective and substantive recommendations. The Commission cordially invites all students, staff members and employees, alumni and members of the University to attend the public consultation. The details are as follows-

Date: 17 January 2019 (Thursday)
Time:
1230 – 1400 Cantonese session
1400 – 1530 English session
Venue: Area outside Union Office, 1/F, Union Building

If you have any inquiry, please feel free to contact Davin Wong, Commissioner via supresid@hku.hk.

Forum with Sodexo

 

The catering service has been operated by the new catering service provider, Sodexo, for about a semester. The Union is organising “Forum with Sodexo”. Representatives from the service provider are invited to attend this open forum. We look forward to your enthusiastic participation. Details are as follows:

Date: 16th January 2019
Time: 12:00-14:00
Venue: G/F, Union Foyer

You can also submit this form and your opinions will be conveyed in the forum.
https://goo.gl/forms/OmluqakiNQnnUu0y2

New Year’s Day march 2019

 

Controversy about illegal structures of properties owned by Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah, ban on Hong Kong National Party, denial of visa for Victor Mallet, the unconstitutional co-location arrangement, a series of unreasonable disqualifications, “East Lantau Metropolis”— a reclamation proposal in the Policy Address 2018 which may use up the fiscal reserves, tough sentences to participants in Mong Kok protest, scandal concerning construction works of Shatin to Central Link, Hong Kong prosecutors’ decision to drop investigation into Leung Chun-ying’s corruption incident… 2018 has been a year with absurdities and injustices. The values that we have been upholding for long – freedom, rights, democracy and rule of law are being devastated, while the sufferings of the underprivileged have yet to be alleviated. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will join the January 1 rally organised by “Civil Human Rights Front”.
We hope that students and citizens can attend the rally, so as to show the government that Hong Kong people have never endured the government’s incompetence and misdeeds. Details of the rally are as follows:

Date: 1st January 2019
Time: 14:00
Gathering point: East Point Road
Route: From East Point Road to the Civic Square

Theme: (香港未完蛋,希望在民間)

Sub-themes:
Protect the Treasury
Restart the Electoral Reform
Against the political suppressions
Say no to the Article 23 legislation
Prosecute Leung Chun-ying
Oppose the enactment of the local National Anthem Law

Should you have any inquiries, please contact Pang Ka Ho, Vice President, External at suevp@hku.hk.

Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018

 

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will join the Hong Kong Pride Parade 2018 on the coming Saturday. We hereby call on students and the general public to join the parade! Details are as follows:

Date 17th November 2018 (Sat)
Time: 1330
Route: Victoria Park to Edinburgh Place
Assembly at Edinburgh Place: Performance and exhibition booths
Theme: Call for the LAW Equality for ALL
Dressed: Proud Purple
Event Webpage: www.hkpride.net

Remembrance Day

 

A century ago, on 11 November, the First World War ended, and over 16 million people sacrificed for a brief moment of peace. To commemorate those who died in the line of duty and to show commitment to peace, from 1919, Hong Kong, together with member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, have observed a memorial to commemorate the soldiers on the Remembrance Day. Howbeit, Remembrance Sunday has been observed in Hong Kong since the liberation of Hong Kong in 1945 and has ever since ceased to be the same as other regions.

The Remembrance Day is also known as the Poppy Day. The remembrance poppy is based on the red Flanders poppies that grew in Flanders despite the chaos and destruction in war. During the war, Flanders in Belgium was heavily bombed. After seeing his friend, Alexis Helmer, killed in a German attack, Canadian physician John McCrae wrote the poem “In Flanders Field”. The poem appealed to people who suffered from the brutality of battles and bloodshed, and it became popular around the world. McCrae wrote, “If ye break faith with us who die / We shall not sleep, though poppies grow / In Flanders fields.” The red poppy thus became a symbolic emblem of the Remembrance Day. Every year, on 11 November, people around the world wear a red poppy. Lest we forget the sacrifices made for peace.

The Remembrance Day Ceremony in Hong Kong has been held by the Royal British Legion Hong Kong and China Branch and the Hong Kong Ex-Servicemen’s Association annually. The public is welcomed to attend, and the details of the ceremony are as follows:
Date: 11th November 2018
Time: 10:45 am to 11:45 am
Venue: The Cenotaph, Central

The Hong Kong University Students’ Union’s Invitation to “Advisory Committee on Council Chairmanship” to the Student Consultation

 

Dear Sir David Kwok-po Li, Professor Xiang Zhang, Mrs Margaret May Yee Ko Leung, Profesor Rosie Tse Tse Young,

In the 2016 Review on University Governance, instead of allowing the Chief Executive to directly appoint the Chairman of the Council, an “Advisory Committee on Council Chairmanship” was established to provide recommendations on suitable candidates to be the HKU Council Chairman to the Chief Executive for the appointment. Disappointingly, although the dust settles, it is obvious that students’ and staff members’ voices are not considered thoroughly. We are writing to express our expectations towards the new Council Chairman.

The Council Chairman should be someone accepted by all HKU members. The Advisory Committee must consult different stakeholders in the University before providing recommendations. Currently, there have been constant disputes occurring within the Council. The Chairperson must be capable to safeguard the institutional autonomy, academic freedom and freedom of speech. The Council Chairman should also be responsible to all HKU students and staff members for his acts both internally and externally. In accordance with the result of a General Polling in 2015, two motions were overwhelmingly carried as more than five thousand students casted their votes to say no to Professor Li. It’s deemed that he is not a suitable candidate to be the Council Chairman, nor suitable for any posts in the structure of University Governance.

Hereby, we are sincerely inviting you to attend the Public Consultation held by the Students’ Union, which serves as a free platform for opinion expression. The details are as follows.

Date: 29 October 2018/ 1 November 2018/ 5 November 2018/ 8 November 2018
Time: 12:00 – 13:00
Venue: G/F, Composite Building

A sea is vast, as it rejects no stream; A mountain is high, as it rejects no dust. Stepping to the real co-governance by both students and the University, instead of being the excuse of the Chancellor’s Council Chairmanship appointment, the Advisory Committee shall face in the crown with sincerity.

Yours sincerely,
The Hong Kong University Students’ Union
25th October 2018

Fight Against East Lantau Metropolis

 

When the general public still haven’t reached a consensus on the land supply consultation, Ms Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Government, wildly introduced “Lantau Tomorrow Vision” — a reclamation proposal, in the Policy Address 2018. Such reclamation project may use up HK$1 trillion fiscal reserves. The project has stirred up immense controversy, as the government ignored opinions from citizens, procedural justice, ecological value, and fiscal condition. The Hong Kong University Students’ Union will join the protest organised by “Save Lantau Alliance”. We hope that students and citizens can attend the protest tomorrow, opposing the project who goes against citizens’ desire. The details are as follows:

Date: 14th October (Sunday)
Gathering point: East Point Road, Causeway Bay
Destination of the protest: Central Government Offices
Time of protest: 3:30 p.m.

Venue of the forum: Central Government Offices
Time of the forum: 6:30 p.m.

Dress Code: Blue T-shirt

October 1 March

 

Recently, there has been issues causing unrest towards the government. Suppression of freedom of association, scandals of construction of Shatin to Central Link, poor follow-up actions in respond to Typhoon Mangkhut, all of these issues caused dissatisfaction towards the government. Nevertheless, the government does not seem to account to the public. Therefore, the Hong Kong University Students’ Union encourage all Hong Kong citizens, including HKU students, to participate in the October 1 March held by Civil Human Rights Front tomorrow to voice out our dissatisfaction and opinions to the government regardless of our political stances. Details of the March are as follow:

October 1 March

Date: 1 October (Monday)

Time
Assembly: 2 p.m.
Commencement: 3 p.m.

Route: East Point Road to Central Government Offices