Former Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has said he has never seriously considered becoming a campaign chief for any Chief Executive contender.

He met with former chief secretary Carrie Lam on Tuesday morning, who announced her candidacy for the city’s top job a day earlier.

Tsang said Lam told him of the reasons for her run, her political ideals, and her views on Hong Kong’s future development.

Jasper Tsang. File Photo: Facebook.

“I have never considered becoming a so-called campaign office chief for any candidate – I do not have such experience and capability,” he said.

“I hope those who are running in the election or helping the candidates, and all corners of society, will understand we should have a civilised, rational, and of course clean, election.”

He added that Lam did not invite him to join her administration should she be elected.

Tsang has not ruled out the possibility of joining the election himself.

Jasper Tsang (second left). Photo: Facebook.

When asked on Sunday about rumours that he was invited to be John Tsang’s campaign chief, Jasper Tsang said he had received no such invitation.

‘Heavenly will’

Meanwhile, Tsang visited the Hong Kong Observatory on Monday to exchange with its staff members on how to face the public and media.

“It is impossible to correctly predict the ‘heavenly will,’ but it is a must to increase the dispatch of information and communicate appropriately with the public,” he said.

The “heavenly will” is a term sometimes used to describe Beijing’s decisions on Hong Kong affairs.

Kris Cheng

Kris Cheng is a Hong Kong journalist with an interest in local politics. His work has been featured in Washington Post, Public Radio International, Hong Kong Economic Times and others. He has a BSSc in Sociology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Kris is HKFP's Editorial Director.