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Hong Kong: Donald Tsang, please die!

Last week, the public was outraged by the Chief Executive Donald Tsang‘s remark on June 4 Incident in the Legislative Council's policy address in May 13. When asked about his personal view on the vindication of June 4 student movement, he answered:

I understand Hong Kong people’s feelings about June 4, but the incident happened many years ago. The country’s development in many areas has since achieved tremendous results and brought economic prosperity to Hong Kong. I believe Hong Kong people will make an objective assessment of the nation’s development.

He then claimed that his view represented the general public's opinion, which invited more criticism as he was not elected by Hong Kong people. ESWN translated a poll from HKU and the public opinion showed that more than 58% said the Chinese government was wrong in the June 4 repression, although a majority of the public believed the human rights condition has been improving in the last three years. (Detail reports and polls see ESWN)

How the public has been outraged by Donald Tsang's comment? This music video, Donald Tsang, Please Die, which has more than 30,000 views over the weekend, reflects vividly the public sentiment:

Donald Tsang, please die
我哋實上街 (translation: we will definitely take on the street to protest)
Donald Tsang, please die
When will you be fired?

假設donald今日你俾人斬左隻手
二十年後嗰個人發咗達又做埋特首
你會否因為佢嘅成就
然後叫自己不要追究?

Imagine today Donald your hand was chopped off by somebody
Twenty years later that somebody has become the Chief Executive
Will you stop seeking justice because of his achievement?
And ask yourself give up pursuing for justice?

Donald Tsang, please die
我哋實上街 (translation: we will definitely take on the street to protest)
Donald Tsang, please die
We’re all poor guys

董建華雖然做野係渣
但係良心都唔會好似你咁差
你任內最驕人既成就
就係強化市民對民主嘅要求

Tung Chee Hwa (Former Chief Executive) was poor in his performance
But his conscience is better than yours.
What you have achieved in your term
Is the strengthening of people's demand for democracy.

Donald Tsang, please die
When will you die?
Donald Tsang, please die…
When will you be fired?

The song is written by Ah P from a group called my little airport.

14 comments

  • […] often sarcastic if not ironic. For example, in the May of 2009, they released a song called “Donald Tsang, please die!” — Donald Tsang is the current chief head of government in Hong Kong. (At that time he […]

  • […] דברים רגישים אלו נאמרו בשנת 2009 על ידי דונלד טסאנג – מי שכיהן בזמנו כראש הרשות המבצעת של הונג קונג. בתגובה לכך, ניסחו "מיי ליטל איירפורט" שיר פוליטי בעל מסר חד וברור: "דונלד טסאנג, תמות בבקשה". את התרגום המלא לשיר הנוקב והמשעשע (שהפך לסוג של להיט), כמו גם את הסערה שהתחוללה סביב דבריו של טסאנג, תוכלו לקרוא כאן. […]

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