The Jeremy Godfrey affair is not over!
The whole matter has damaged the reputation of the IT sector, and we fear that the ill effects on the sector’s development will be far-reaching. Many IT professionals believe that the Legislative Council should get to the bottom of the matter, and the only way is to rely on the Legislative Council (Power and Privileges (P&P)) Ordinance to find out the truth, so as to maintain the core value that Hong Kong treasures so dearly, our fair and just system of society and our Government. On July 13, the Legco will vote on this.
We believe that the Hon. Samson Tam, representing the IT sector, has not made a complete and detailed declaration of his involvement, and that of his close associates, in the ILSP matter. He has been hiding behind the excuse of “being involved,” and ended up saying nothing to his constituents and the public. If he continues to abstain in the related Legco voting, make no mistake about it, he is then in effect opposing the use of the P&P Ordinance to investigate the Godfrey matter. Even though Mr Godfrey has taken affidavit and the risk of criminal liability to speak, Mr Tam has chosen not to express his view on the matter.
We strongly urge Mr Tam to use his power to protect the reputation of the IT sector, and vote for Legco to use the P&P Ordinance to investigate the Godfrey case, and clearly state his personal and related involvement in the ILSP tender matter. Most importantly, he has to state clearly his view of the whole matter, one thing that he has not done at all so far!
Samson Tam, you said you will promote innovation and technology in Hong Kong, but why are you silent when there is unfairness in the Government tender process? Time and time again, you have not told us where you stand on key issues. How much longer will you hide from the IT constituents?
Initiator: IT Voice