Open Letter 公開信

17-10-2021

Condemnation over using HKB’s materials by state or private actors with malign purposes.

HKB is a self-help group aiming to provide community support and speak out for underrepresented voices. It is our cherished value in democracy to confront challenging issues, shortfalls, honest but constructive criticisms, and respect diversity, in order to support each other with care, and act as a responsible civil society organisation that can freely carry out responsibilities in a democratic society - that is to safeguard the rights of citizens. That is the way we believe our community can grow, improve and never fall.

HKB does not and will not tolerate its publications and materials used or distorted by state or private actors with malign purposes. We condemn the use of biased, out of context quotes using HKB publications and materials for the purpose of mocking people who have decided to leave their homeland seeking freedom, safety and protection.

 

【譴責出於惡意而不正當地使用本會調查資料之聲明】

英國港僑協會是秉持人道關懷及互助精神的在英港人組織,本會的調查所述除了反映事實,更是為民發聲、求存異見、查察不足、監督施政,出於良善目的,行使公民團體的自由,實踐民主社會的責任,保障普羅大眾的權利。

本會留意有部份媒體或評論,無論是奉行政權宣導或個人品性使然,以奚落或嘲諷受訪對象及在英港人為目的,斷章取義並惡意利用本會發佈的研究所得,悖離本會成立的初衷和研究用途,謹此發表聲明譴責上述的行徑。