BPA Urges Collaboration by All Parties to Resolve Post-Occupy Movement Issues

Today (11 December), the police has removed almost all of the barricades that were obstructing major roads around Admiralty. Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, Chairman of the Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong (BPA), said the operation to clear the protest site has proceeded smoothly and peacefully due to the restraint displayed by all parties concerned. He said, “The law enforcement measures carried out by officers today were made in an efficient and professional manner. The lack of resistance from protesters was also encouraging.”

Mr Leung Kwan-yuen hoped that going forward opinions on constitutional development would be expressed through legal, rational and pragmatic means so as to enable the 5 million voters to elect their Chief Executive through universal suffrage in 2017.

Mr Jeffrey Lam Kin-fung, BPA Vice Chairman, also praised the police for their professionalism in reopening roads efficiently and peacefully in the occupied areas after more than 70 days of protests. He added that the Occupation Movement has not only delivered a severe blow to people’s livelihood, it has also led to a deterioration in consumer sentiment. The BPA will be working with representatives from various sectors including those from the tourism, retail and catering trades to reinvigorate the local economy so that the general population and small and medium enterprises can rid themselves of the gloom and doom brought on by the Occupy Movement.