Following is a transcript of remarks (English portion) by the Secretary for Development, Mrs Carrie Lam, at a media session today (November 29) on unauthorised building works at New Territories exempted houses:
Reporter: Do you think that the behaviour of the villagers has gone too far? Has it intimidated you?
Secretary for Development: I think Hong Kong society and the public at large will not condone this sort of behaviour. But at the same time we should respect that there is always freedom of expression and freedom of speech. It is really for society as a whole to decide what is the limit and boundary of that sort of freedom in expression. As for myself, I will continue to act according to the law and do what is in Hong Kong's overall public interest.
(Please also refer to the Chinese portion of the transcript.)
Ends/Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Issued at HKT 17:30