Alpais Lam Wai-sze, a primary school teacher who won the Chief Executive’s Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011, is being politically persecuted after shouting obscenities in an argument over police connivance in harassment of Falun Gong. Banners urging her dismissal were hung on railings near her school, and funeral wreaths in her name were placed nearby. Also, Pro-Beijing groups are going to hold a campaign reprimanding her on August 4th. Netizens conjecture that Lam’s background makes her an easy prey: a primary school teacher who participates in politics and has a father, who is a member of League of Social Democrats, a radical pan-democratic party. Other netizens believe that the proximity of her school to the office of Hong Kong Youth Care Association (HKYCA), the Hong Kong branch of China Anti-Cult Association, attributes to Lam’s persecution.
Timeline of the incident
Netizen Kelvin Chu uploaded a video titled “The patience of Hong Kong Police is really great“, in which Lam burst out “what the fuck” and insulted a female officer “bitch” while she was protesting that the police connive with HKYCA to oppress Falun Gong.
Apple Daily covered the story and portrayed Lam unfavourbly, focusing just on the use of obscenity. The newspaper later deleted the story.
Several days ago, a drama of a police officer calmly handled an irate female pedestrian happened in Mong Kok, and it was filmed and uploaded to the internet. Netizens highly praised the calmness of the officer.
The 5-minute YouTube video shows that there was a confrontation between Falun Gong and HKYCA inside Mong Kok pedestrian precinct on the afternoon of July 22nd (*wrong time). The police blockaded the surrounding area. At that time, a woman who claimed to be a teacher forcibly crossed the blockade with her husband. The police therefore dissuaded her. Surprisingly, the couple couldn’t stop scolding the police and saying that the police hadn’t given the reason of forbidding them from entering the blockade. They couldn’t stop insulting the police “Gong An”, “motherfucker”, and “bitch”. Even English obscenities were used.
After reading the coverage by Apple Daily, netizen AngryHK uploaded a video that gives a clearer picture of the incident.
Columnist Li Yi explained what had happened in the two videos in his article “Lam Wai-sze is the model of Hongkongers“.
The argument between Lam Wai-sze and the police happened on July 14th in Mongkok. A 5-minute video titled “The patience of Hong Kong Police is really great” began circulating on July 22nd. In the video, a woman insulted the police “bitch, motherfucker, and what the fuck”. Later, netizens revealed the woman’s name, the school she works at, the address and the phone number of her school, and called on the public to complain Lam and her school to “honour the police force”. The school at which Lam works has received an avalanche of complaints. Pro-Beijing newspapers joined the criticism of Lam. The most unusual thing is that Junior Police Officer Association (JPOA) also released a statement reprimanding Lam…
However, videos showing a complete picture of the incident appeared. On that day, Falun Gong was exhibiting CCP’s organ harvesting. Pro-Beijing HKYCA rushed to cover up the stall of Falun Gong. Not only did the police ignore HKYCA, but they also blockaded nearby roads, preventing pedestrians from entering. Seeing the unfair treatment, Lam entered the blockade and argued with the police, asking the reason why they connive with HKYCA to impede freedom of expression.
Both Lam and her school released an apology statement.
Passion Times reported that RTHK wanted to delay the broadcast of the TV programme “Outstanding Teachers 2013” as Lam was featured in it. But the part with Lam was aired according to the original schedule. The news blog also reported that other teachers of her school were harassed while receiving an avalanche of phone calls complaining Lam.
Pro-Beijing newspaper Wenweipo condemned Lam with an article titled “Lam Wai-Sze, a virago who insulted the police. doesn’t quality to be a teacher“. Since July 27th, the newspaper has been ferociously attacking her.
Excerpt from the article:
Lam Wai-sze herself is a member of a radical opposition group. She is an active activist and a member of League of Social Democrats. Her father is Lam Sam-shing, was a District Councilor and a Democratic Party member. He followed the young Turk camp to quit the party and established “The Frontier”. He then became a Democratic Party member again as “The Frontier” merged with the party in 2008. Discontented with Democratic Party, which refused to participate in “Five Constituencies Referendum”, he left the party and joined League of Social Democrat. His daughter, Lam Wai-sze, joined the same party as well. Everybody knows that League of Social Democrats hate police…
Lam probably used trivial matters to attack the police so that she could seek revenge for her compatriots. However, her profession isn’t a protester but a primary school teacher. How can this politically-orientated, rude, and uncivilised teacher produce good students? In the end, she will only train a group of “teenage Red Guard” like Scholarism, People Power, and League of Social Democratic, who will snipe at government officials. This is the real “brainwashing”. Now, many netizens have filed complaints against the teacher. The school should investigate the incident seriously. This isn’t for Lam Wai-sze but for the future of Hong Kong.
Junior Police Officer Association (JPOA) released a statement reprimanding Lam.
In the early morning, a netizen spotted that banners attacking Lam were hung on railings near her school, Pui Ling School of Precious Blood in Fanling.
Banner 1: Strongly demand Pui Ling School of Precious Blood to deal with Lam Wai-sze’s immoral behavior, so she won’t lead her students astray.
Banner 2: Strongly condemn Lam Wai-sze’s immoral behavior. Your behavior harms the next generation.
Banner 3: Leave education field.
【50-Cent Party has escalated their action, carrying out Cultural Revolution style struggle session against Lam Wai-sze】
Local Commie have carried out Cultural Revolution style struggle session to attack the outspoken teacher, Lam Wai-sze. A netizen discovered at midnight that banners condemning Lam were hung outside of Pui Ling School of Precious Blood, demanding the school to dismiss her.
Funeral wreaths in Lam’s name were found in Luen Wo Hui, which is near Pul Ling School of Precious Blood. According to House News:
Mingpao interviewed Lam Wai-sze via phone yesterday. She said that someone hung banners outside of Pui Ling School of Precious Blood, telling her to resign. And funeral wreaths in her name were placed in Luen Wo Hui. After learning of the news, Lam finally fell apart. Her voice sounded like a deflated balloon, “Hanging banners and placing funeral wreaths hurt me very much, and the acts hurt parents and students as well. Are the things I did really unforgivable? Why do they treat me like that?”
In the afternoon, a banner that gives support to Lam was hung.
Support Lam Wai-sze for speaking out for justice. A just teacher. A compassionate child. Hongkongers are fortunate to have her.
Localism groups that supports Lam clashed with pro-Beijing groups that condemns the teacher. Link
Alpais Lam posted a photo of a banner attacking her in Kowloon Tong.
Pui Ling School of Precious Blood’s obscenity course
Thank you teacher, Lam Wai-sze. We have learnt that
saying “fuck Your Mother” when challenging the police is righteous behaviour!
From now on, if we feel that school is unfair,
we should also say “Fuck Your Mother” to teachers and headmasters.
We support your “Tending Agriculture Major”
“Tending Agriculture Major”, which is the euphermism of “fuck you mother cunt”, is the pro-democracy political group that Alpais Lam joins
The office of HKYCA is next to Pui Ling School of Precious Blood
According to Aug 9th, 2012 Next Magazine, the registered office of HKYCA is located on the first floor of Yanjing Building, which is next to Pui Ling School of Precious Blood, and Yanjing Beer offers the place for free.
Finally, I found the headquarter of HKYCA… and it is even next to Pui Ling School of Precious Blood. No wonder they have to mess her up.