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Vigil tonight in remembrance of Tiananmen massacre
In remembrance of the June Fourth Incident, a candlelight vigil will be held tonight at Senado Square in the central district.
The Macau Democratic Development Joint Committee is holding the annual event. Lawmaker Ng Kuok Cheong insisted that it is the proper time for Beijing to carry out democratic reform.
“The theme of the candlelight vigil should be the vindication of the June Fourth incident, establishing a democratic country and anti-corruption. But we also need to recognize the fact that it is not easy to carry out immediately,” said Ng yesterday.
“It seems that the new leadership in Beijing wants to rely on the current economic prosperity, and take time to observe and decide whether to conduct a reform with such high difficulty.”
Ng pointed out that the new leadership seems to be delaying the reform process by taking advantage of the country’s impressive economic growth. “It is not positive this year,” he added.
“I hope the central government won’t be trapped in vested interest and thus miss the opportunity for the reform. I think now is the proper time for a change.
Given that the resources and property are sufficient and the leadership is not in a passive position – they can still make the reform from top to bottom,” Ng concluded.
A series of related pictures and information was displayed in several locations such as the A-Ma temple, and is currently on show at the Senado Square until Thursday.
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