It recently came to light that five more Hong Kong district councillors have skipped town. Two had said openly they would rather quit than take a new oath of allegiance to the city, but didn’t mention their intention to flee. Some reportedly left before tendering their resignations. When one is remunerated for public service one cannot or has no intention of rendering, it counts at the very least as dereliction of duty and betrayal of public trust. By nature, this is a matter of grave public…

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