Hong Kong’s leader today apologised to the public a second time over a controversial extradition law that sparked mass demonstrations.
‘I offer my most sincere apology to each and every Hong Kong citizen,’ Chief Executive Carrie Lam said during a press conference. ‘This incident has made me realise that I have to do better.’
The apology came after protesters rejected a brief government statement she put out on Sunday following a large-scale march, which organisers said drew nearly two million people.
However, the Beijing-appointed leader is unlikely to unlikely to accept demands to resign or scrap the bill altogether, a source familiar with the situation told South China Morning Post.