Press Conference Cancelled
The Hong Kong Public Opinion Research Institute (HKPORI) has scheduled a press conference this afternoon to release the “We Hongkongers Panel Survey” result cum our 49th mini-policy forum on the “Russo-Ukrainian War”. The event is now cancelled due to the following reasons:
- Since the day before yesterday (March 9), HKPORI has been defamed by some media, including a photographic presentation of a draft questionnaire allegedly compiled by HKPORI on the “Russo-Ukrainian War”. After HKPORI’s internal investigation, we found that the document was a complete fabrication. Although the document uses the header of “HKPORI” plus some professional terms under it, that document was never compiled by HKPORI, and the survey questions shown in that document are not ours. We are now considering all possible follow-up actions against this defamation.
- Due to this sudden interruption, HKPORI has spent a lot of time and effort to handle the incident, engaging our legal team and many other people. Moreover, due to the severeness of the pandemic, we do not have enough time to thoroughly discuss how to handle all such incidents in future.
HKPORI has therefore decided to cancel today’s press conference in order to gain more time to discuss and handle the issue. We sincerely apologize to everybody concerned.
March 11, 2022