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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Hong Kong Mourns/港•殇

24 hours later, Hong Kong mourns. 

This is the second major incident in more than 48 months involving Hong Kongers (the first being the Aug 2010 Manila Hostage Crisis). As I am typing this, the death toll stands at 38 and it will not stop there. 

There are cries from the victims families at the scene. There are cries from online for abolishing the National Day on 01st Oct and replace it with Remembrance Day. As a city still healing from the social split, it is okay for people to vent their frustration and disappointment online and offline. 

What can we learn from this episode? People need not to rely on accident to unite themselves. It is the goodness of humanity that spur people in times of need. 

This is the goodness of  Hong Kongers community that was rarely round in Chinese sphere. 

To the people of Hong Kong, the world wish you the best in facing the adversity. 


Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/01/us-hongkong-ferry-collision-idUSBRE8901H520121001

南丫岛惨剧发生超过二十四小时之后,香港殇。

这是自两年多前,“马尼拉人质事件”之后,香港再度面对哀伤。

我们看到罹难者家属的哀号。我们也读到网民要求废除“十• 一国庆”,设立“南丫岛纪念日”。对于一个正从修补社会裂痕的“东方之珠”来所,这样的诉求是看似合理的。身为一个海外华侨来说,这要看国情,不能立即做判断。

在西方世界所看到人性的美好,在香港人自动自发为罹难者和其家属,尽点力的行为,就展现出来。

人的真善美,在这起惨剧发生之后,展露无遗。

世界为香港祈福。



Source: http://guardianlv.com/2012/10/death-toll-reaches-36-in-ferry-collision-near-lamma-island-southwest-of-hong-kong-video/