Letter to the Chief Executive


The Honourable TUNG Chee Hwa,
Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of
the People's Republic of China,
c/o Chief Executive's Office,
Government Headquarters,
Lower Albert Road, Central,
HONG KONG.

3rd May 1999.

Dear Chief Executive,

We are extremely concerned about the situation which is rapidly developing regarding permanent residents of Hong Kong currently living in the Mainland and people who may qualify for the status in the near future.

Following the Government's high profile announcement last Wednesday and the follow-up action, it is clear to us that the Government is embarking on a dangerous course of fanning prejudice in the community to undermine the Rule of Law. The Government's action is dividing the community and will harm the fundamental interest of Hong Kong.

We understand the Executive Council will discuss and decide upon what action the Government will take in its meeting tomorrow. The options to be considered will include various ways which will in effect overturn the judgment of the Court of Final Appeal. We are therefore anxious to meet with you before this meeting takes place. For this purpose, we have made ourselves available to suit your convenience. The undersigned can be contacted at the office of the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor (telephone: 2811 4488, fax: 2802 6012).


Yours Sincerely,

LAW Yuk Kai, Director,
HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS MONITOR

Gladys LI, SC, Chairman,
JUSTICE

HO Hei Wah,
Director,
SOCIETY FOR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS;
Chairman,
HONG KONG HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION