司馬文支持馮檢基競逐超級區議會議席 Paul Zimmerman endorses Frederick Fung Kin-kee for Super Seat

透過香港民主民生協進會(民協) 舉行的記者招待會,司馬文公開支持馮檢基競逐2012年度立法會超級區議會議席。

司馬文表示,為了有效地監察政府運作,香港需要泛民在立法會選舉中取得最少24席。而超級區議會議席需於5席裡取得3席。他呼籲追求民主的選民將他們的第二票,即超級區議會的選票投給馮檢基。

 「我仔細考慮過馮檢基議員的功績,基哥長年以來為草根基層爭取權益,而且由80年代開始致力為香港的民主打拚。同時他大力支持「創建香港」的理念去改善香港的城市規劃。」

 「我欣賞基哥的抱負,特別是他對維護香港核心價值─「一國兩制」、「港人治港」和「高度自治」所付出的努力和堅持。」

 「抱着實現雙普選的方向,基哥支持了2010 政改方案。他深知小圈子選舉嚴重傷害香港的利益。基哥追求民主的方向很清晰:包括於2015年廢除區議會委任制,2017年實行低參選門檻的特首普選,及於2020年前全面廢除立法會功能界別。」

「因此,本人司馬文呼籲所有追求民主的選民,特別是公民黨、工黨、社民連、人民力量和新民主同盟的支持者,於超選中將選票集中投給馮檢基。」

 

During a press conference organised by Hong Kong Association for Democracy and People's Livelihood (ADPL) Paul Zimmerman announced his endorsement of Frederick Fung Kin-kee for a Super Seat in the Legislative Council Elections 2012.

“We need a minimum of 24 democrats to be returned to LegCo to maintain checks and balances. We need 3 of the 5 Super Seats for Democrats. We need democratic voters to cast their second vote – their Super Vote – for Fred,” said Paul.

“I have thoroughly studied Fred Fung’s credentials. He has a long track record of fighting for the grass roots, and he has been fighting for democracy since the 1980s. He is also a great supporter of Designing Hong Kong’s platform for improving city planning.”

“I share Fred’s values, and his relentless efforts to uphold the core values and principles of ‘one country, two systems’, ‘Hong Kong people ruling Hong Kong’ and ‘high degree of autonomy’.”

“He supported the 2010 political reform package in the hope that this would move Hong Kong forward towards universal suffrage. Fred realizes that small circle elections are killing Hong Kong. He has a clear platform to speed up political reform: To abolish all appointed seats prior to the District Council elections in 2015, to achieve universal suffrage for the Chief Executive Election with a low threshold for candidates in 2017, and to achieve full suffrage with the abolition of functional constituencies for Legislative Council Election in 2020.”

“I therefore call on all democratic voters, and especially supporters of the Civic Party, Labour Party, League of Social Democrats, People Power, and NeoDemocrats, to cast their Super Vote for Fred,” rallied Paul Zimmerman.