馬斐森發電郵讉責學生圍堵行為

社會 19:12 2016/01/27

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港大校長馬斐森發電郵譴責學生昨晚圍堵校委會成員,危害包括他本人的自身安全。

港大校長馬斐森於今午4時向全校發電郵,代表香港大學中央管理小組讉責學生昨對校委會的圍堵行動,並指現場情況已被拍下,影片將會呈交警方。

在電郵中,他讉責學生的行動令校委會成員,包括校長他本人的自身安全,遭受嚴重危險,不能縱容暴民行為;又指學生的行動是不必要的,因為校委會已經同意成立專責小組,研究大學的管治,而這正是回應學生訴求。

他稱昨日圍堵行動進一步損害港大名聲,而涉事者並不能達到任何功勞,港大學生可以做得更好。

電郵全文如下:

Dear Colleagues, Students and Alumni,

On behalf of the Senior Management Team, I condemn the behaviour last night of HKU students who (amongst others) put the safety of Council members, including me, and University and security staff at serious risk, and besieged the building in which Council had met so that we were unable to leave for several hours. This is not the way to achieve progress: we will always be willing to engage in rational discussion and debate with students but we cannot condone mob rule. The actions were totally unnecessary because the Council had earlier, as announced in a press statement at the end of the meeting, unanimously agreed to commission a review into the University’s governance which was one of the central demands that the students had made publicly. The scenes last night will have further damaged the University’s reputation and they bring no credit to those involved: HKU students should be capable of better. Video images were recorded and will be made available to the police.

Professor Peter Mathieson
President and Vice-Chancellor