As an alumnus and the Chairman of the Council of our beloved University, I am writing to you in the aftermath of the EGM of Convocation.
I understand that much was said at the EGM concerning the University and many ideas were put forward in a rational, orderly manner for the University to take on board. The unprecedented number of alumni attending or sending in their proxies made the occasion the largest such assembly of HKU alumni in the history of the University. Regardless of what was said and what votes were cast, the message that has come out loud and clear is that HKU alumni and staff care deeply about the University and they always have the best interest of their alma mater at heart.
I can assure you that it is with this same spirit that Council carries out its duties and exercises its power in accordance with the University Ordinance and Statutes. It is also with this spirit that the Council members, as trustees of the University, make collective decisions in the best interest of the University which ensure that academic freedom and institutional autonomy will in no way be eroded.
Irrespective of different opinions, I believe that the solidarity of the HKU family will not be shaken, and that HKU alumni will continue to give support and guidance to their alma mater.