Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam finally surrendered from fighting for the controversial bill that would have allowed the extradition of crime suspects to mainland China.
The extradition bill sparked massive of protests, in which thousands of residents took to the streets of Hong Kong showing how they hate the bill.
In a news conference. Lam completely withdrew from the bill and admitted that it was already dead.
“What I said today is not very different from before, but maybe people want to hear a very firm response … the bill has actually died,” the chief executive of the city-state said in a statement.
“So people won’t need to worry that there will be renewed discussions on the bill in the current legislature.”
“But there are still lingering doubts about the government’s sincerity or worries whether the government will restart the process in the Legislative Council. So I reiterate here, there is no such plan. The bill is dead.” Ms Lam told reporters.
Lam also appealed to the public to give her government a chance to “take Hong Kong out of the current impasse and try to improve the current situation”.
The Hong Kong leader said that she is ready to take full responsibility of what happened to the city.