The husband of chief executive contender Carrie Lam has said he does not want attention focused upon him, though he appeared to confirm that he was behind a Valentine’s Day “love letter” to his wife posted on Facebook.

Reporters from Ming Pao and Citizen News spoke to the ex-chief secretary’s husband Lam Siu-por outside Wan Chai’s Convention Plaza Apartments on Wednesday. When asked whether he penned the letter, he said – after a pause: “It must have been written by me as I signed it.”

Lam Siu-por. Photo: Screenshot.

The letter was ridiculed by commenters as Mr Lam expressed his wish for his wife to be elected and “contribute to the implementation of ‘One Country, Two Systems’.” In response, he said: “You can interpret it as you like.”

“I support my wife indefinitely,” he said.

He said he did not know much about politics, after reporters asked for his take on the leadership candidate nominations: “I don’t care much about this, I am sorry.”

“I only know pure mathematics,” the former Chinese University associate professor said. “I am just a normal person, spare me.”

He said he did not often appear in campaigning activities because “my personal appearance is not good.”


Meanwhile, Carrie Lam herself was taunted by independent pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo after she received a generic two-page letter from Lam’s office, seeking her support.

A HK$2.9 stamp was used, though – for letters under 30 grammes, a HK$1.7 stamp would have been sufficient.

Carrie Lam. Photo:

“There are only two pages – it’s impossible for it to be overweight. But using a HK$2.9 stamp – I am worried about how this lady manages her finances,” she said on Facebook, claiming Lam was “disconnected with reality.”

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.