In the latest in a series of scandals to rock the chief executive’s office, Leung Chun-ying was allegedly spotted failing to personally clean up his own dog’s poop on Sunday, according to a social media post by Charlotte Loong.

Loong said that Hong Kong’s embattled leader was taking his canine friends for a walk at West Kowloon Cultural District when one of his dogs relieved itself on the concrete. Rather than “pooper-scooping” the offending poop, Leung simply swept it into some nearby soil and rinsed the concrete with some water before leaving.

呢位狗主隻狗痾咗?,竟然將啲?推落樹下面,就咁用水沖一沖石屎地,我覺得行山都無所謂,但喺狗公園,好似唔太衛生喎!事發經過: 佢隻狗喺樹隔離嘅石屎地痾咗poo poo後,用應該係樹葉之類物體推落樹底D泥嗰度,然後叫佢d助手拎嘢,我以為會拎袋執返起啦,點知佢助手比咗支水佢,佢就咁喺石屎地度沖水,跟住就走人,poo poo留底咗喺度……歡迎forward~

Posted by Charlotte Loong on Monday, 28 March 2016

Netizens took the opportunity to turn the government’s words upon the Chief Executive.

One commenter on Facebook said: “Of course he doesn’t have to do this stuff, his position is transcendent… don’t you know?”

Another said: “This is just another case of land problems.”

Clean up after your dog
Photo: GovHK.

According to Hong Kong law, anyone who allows their pets to make a mess on the streets or in public places could face a fine of HK$1,500.

Chantal Yuen is a Hong Kong journalist interested in issues dealing with religion and immigration. She majored in German and minored in Middle Eastern studies at Princeton University.