Action must be taken against HKU students: Carrie Lam

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Tuesday said the University of Hong Kong should take action against student leaders who passed a motion expressing sadness over the death of a man who stabbed a policeman on July 1.

Even though the HKU student union council has since withdrawn and apologised for the motion, Lam insisted the matter must be pursued.

Speaking to reporters ahead of the weekly Executive Council meeting, the CE, who’s also the chancellor of the university, said HKU management should follow up on the case, while the police should investigate whether the students had violated any laws.

“Although they have apologised and withdrawn the motion, I think the university management should continue taking action. If police think there’s room for follow-up, I agree the law enforcement agency should follow up,” she said.

She added that she was very angry and ashamed of what the students had done, saying it was “infuriating” for them to have expressed grief over a “cold blooded attack”.

“As the chief executive, as the university chancellor and as an ordinary citizen, I’m extremely angry. I’m ashamed of the university for having student representatives do something like this,” she said.