Response to media enquiries

     The South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported yesterday (June 28) that the Chief Executive, Mr C Y Leung, would not make up his mind before September this year on whether to run for a second term. In response to media enquiries, a spokesman for the Chief Executive's Office said that when asked during the SCMP interview whether he would make up his mind on re-election after the Legislative Council (LegCo) election, the Chief Executive's reply was "No, it may not be as early as September."

     The Chief Executive stressed that any decision on standing for re-election has nothing to do with the LegCo election. He has repeatedly stated that he would focus on the work at hand for the time being.

Ends/Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Issued at HKT 16:15