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【記者會語錄】7次被問會否辭職下台 林鄭:過去兩年做到嘢,會繼續努力


 

行政長官林鄭月娥在昨日的記者會上,先後七次被問到,她和團隊會否因為今次修訂《逃犯條例》風波問責下台;四次被問會否向市民道歉,但林鄭只多次說:會繼續努力。她又稱上任兩年來「做到嘢」,社會相對平靜,希望社會盡快回復平靜,處理其他民生問題。

社會各界甚至國際間,早已表達對修例的憂慮,為何她如今才來暫緩?林鄭說:「整個係一個過程,如果我每一次,聽到一個意見、二個意見、三個意見,就可以大幅度改動政府政策,這不是一個適當和負責任的做法。」她又稱,暫緩並非為安撫市民,與今天的遊行無關。

昨日除了本地媒體,BBC、CNN、CBS、路透社等多個國際媒體記者都有發問。台灣中視記者大喊多次,都不獲司儀點名,最終林鄭讓他發問。中視記者質疑,台灣殺人案香港政府從案發至今,一直沒有直接跟台灣的相關單位有過溝通。到了今年2月之後 (即提出修例後),港府才表示會透過策發會、策進會來溝通。

林鄭昨日單獨見記者,沒有其他問責官員陪同。美聯社圖片

 林鄭回應會否下台/辭職/道歉/社會撕裂:

「我上任時承諾盡量修補社會撕裂,希望更和諧共融,所以我說過去兩年實際出現相對平靜社會,我們亦做到嘢,我們不是沒處理爭議性的事,一地兩檢都好有爭議性,我們都處理到。我覺得好遺憾、好可惜、好難過,這次事件令本來平靜、平復,似乎無咁撕裂社會,又再出現一次矛盾,我們會繼續努力。」

「過去兩年大家看到,社會相對平靜,我不想利用這說法,為我的班子作一個評價,留給大家。社會點解突然間變成……由大家判斷。總之大家都同意,過去兩年相對平靜。以後點可以盡快回復平靜,如我認為過去是因為我們多處理行政立法關係,更加展視誠意,多透過實際政策工作,那我們便循這個方向,繼續去做。其他在經濟、創科、民生、房屋、土地,會繼續好努力。」

「我們班子會繼續努力,現在社會正正需要做事的人 ,無論經濟下行、滿足市民房屋方面需求,人口老化、醫療壓力,都需要有一個能辦事的班子為社會做實事。」

「我是40年公僕,以做公僕為榮,而且我有好大量工作想為香港做,無論拓展經濟,改善民生,我希望繼續在這方面,以40年經驗,為香港開創更美好未來。」

「I have repeatedly said in my opening statement and also in response to some questions that this bill has very laudable objectives, not only domestically but also internationally. The enactment of this bill will help to raise Hong Kong's international profile and also demonstrate that we are a place with excellent rule of law, not only for our own citizens but also in contribution to the combatting of serious crime on a cross-border and transnational basis. With those very laudable objectives, I confess that we have not been as effective as we would like to communicate with the people to justify these very good objectives that are worth doing. And at the same time there are other factors and other circumstances that have given rise to some anxiety and fear and concern. So the best way forward is to pause and think and to find opportunities and time to see whether we could still reach those good objectives as laid down in the bill. That is the approach that I have taken.」

大批本地及國際傳媒在記者會上發問,大會司儀要求每位記者只問兩條問題,有記者問了多條,被林鄭指不尊重遊戲規則,記者反駁是因林鄭沒有直接回應。政府新聞處圖片

林鄭回應為何不撤回修例/ 為何社會有大反響,卻等到今天才暫緩:

「我們初心正確,初心不變,立法會有過半數人支持,是工作做得不足,應俾自己機會,開放全面態度來溝通解釋聽意見,不同意見都會聽,只要大家有共同目標達至初心。台灣殺人案未必做到,第二個初心可做到,我們在刑事互助方面有缺憾,在逃犯移交只做到20個地方,堅持初心我不覺得現階段可撤回條例,否則令社會有訊息,條例根本沒立足之地。」

「國際社會也覺得是好事,是刑事互助,打擊嚴重罪行,完全站得住腳的立法初心,暫緩是希望再溝通改善。」

「整個係一個過程,如果我每一次,聽到一個意見、二個意見、三個意見,就可以大幅度改動政府政策,這不是一個適當和負責任的做法。過去一周,形勢開始令人擔憂,令人痛心,必須盡快回復社會平靜,必須防止再有執法人員和市民,因雙方意見分歧或對立而受到傷害。」

「有人說我們手法不好,我也承認,不是今日第一次講,幾日前電視訪問我也說,我們工作做得不足,溝通唔知點解無效。最終出現社會咁嚴重矛盾,有其他原因,有無空間將好事辦番好,我希望有,我希望盡最大努力去做,而家係做番好事的時候,與市民溝通,明白初心,挽回對政府信心,我們有排山倒海工作要處理。」

「2月中至今是一個過程,我只能說是意見分歧,好難說一面倒得一個意見。分歧立場鮮明,沒妥協空間,過去一周,希望社會回復平靜,不只是因為周三,不要進一步受傷害。」

她說,暫緩並非為安撫市民:「The decision I made today is not as described as pacifying people or some people said restoring some of my damaged reputation. That’s not the purpose. The purpose is very simple. People of Hong Kong want a relatively calm and peaceful environment and we did have that relatively calm and peaceful environment in the last two years since I took office. So this is the time, after what you describe as tension, conflicts and so on, for a responsible government, having looked at the situation and the circumstances, to restore as quickly as possible that calmness in society. That is my first consideration. The second consideration is in any confrontations that I have seen on Wednesday, it is very possible that when it recurs again, there will be even more serious confrontations. The 80 or so injuries, generally minor injuries that we have seen, may be replaced by very serious injuries to my police colleagues and to ordinary citizens, whether they are very fierce protesters or just ordinary students joining a protest. I don’t want any of those injuries to happen.  Those are my considerations in announcing that we will pause and think and for the time being suspend and halt the legislative amendment process.」

她否認,暫緩與今天的大遊行有關:「Our decision has nothing to do with what may happen tomorrow. As I answered in another question, it has nothing to do with an intention, a wish, to pacify. Why take so long? Actually, if you remember what I said in my account, I acknowledge that last Sunday we had a large number of people coming out. It's very peaceful, generally orderly. This is part of Hong Kong – we do have that sort of protest from time to time. But it is on Wednesday that the polarization of views in society relating to this bill has given rise to violence, very serious confrontations, people being hurt, police on the ground being forced to take some of those measures. That's why I came to the view, I told myself that I need to do something decisively to address two issues: how could I restore as fast as possible the calm in society and how could I avoid any more law enforcement officers and ordinary citizens being injured. That was Wednesday to Saturday. Meanwhile, I met with people, because, as you know, in these sort of circumstances you have only one shot.  I need to ask my advisors, I need to think through, our team has to deliberate it within ourselves, and this is my earliest opportunity. Although it is a Saturday, I did not wait until Monday to explain to you the deliberations leading to this decision. I hope you understand.」

林鄭回應台灣殺人案

「我們一直都很想做......我們盡了最大努力,今日盡了最大努力,但沒辦法做到,我們也只能夠向潘生、潘太說,我們真的已盡了力,希望你能夠釋懷,知道特區政府是盡了很大努力。事實上,即使在7月前通過法例,結局可能是一樣,因為剛才我已轉述,台灣已經多次公開清楚表明不會用我們提出的方法申請移交,所以或者即使完成工作都未必有一個令受害人家長滿意的結局。

回應台灣中視記者:「香港特區跟台灣的溝通一向是透過策進會(台港經濟文化合作策進會)、協進會(港台經濟文化合作協進會),我們在台北還有一個經濟文化的辦事處。這件事情台灣當局是有幾次希望我們提供刑事的協助,也希望我們往後能移交陳同佳,這也驅動我們找一個法律基礎、找一個方法來做。我們花了一段很長的時間才能找到今天這個方案,但現在看來這個方案沒可能在陳同佳離開監獄以前能做到,所以我現在的說法,就是我們應該是沒有法律基礎,跟台灣按它的要求把這個逃犯移交。




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