John Lee urges civil servants to vote in upcoming DC polls
On Sunday (Dec. 3), Chief Executive John Lee urged civil servants to vote in the upcoming District Council elections, citing their oath of support for the government's policy implementation.
Speaking at an event to drum up support for next Sunday's elections among civil servants and their families, the CE described the elections as the "last mile" in improving the electoral system after social unrest in 2019.
"Civil servants are the backbone of the government and your oath clearly states that you want to serve the community and support the administration in implementing policies," he said.
"Civil servants have a responsibility to support the government in implementing its policies, and the revamp of the District Council system is an important government policy."
Lee emphasized that since society is watching to see if public servants are carrying out their civic duties, they should lead by example by casting ballots.
"I hope you can influence those around you, and that your relatives and friends will also fulfil their civic responsibilities," he said.