Rendered in Comic Sans typeface, an anti-Occupy Central advert has appeared today in the South China Morning Post. It was placed by the pro-government ‘Silent Majority’ group (famed for their anti-Occupy video).
SCMP ad, photo via @LeslieMTang on Twitter.
The ad laments how the government is under ‘tremendous pressure from external forces‘ and a ‘hugely biased and inflammatory media‘. It also, oddly, expresses sympathy with “the massive HK citizens“.
Robert Chow (right), convenor of the Silent Majority group.
In July, several business chambers placed an ad in the SCMP warning about the upcoming pro-democracy protest. The Canadian business chamber did not respond when asked to comment.
In June, the Chief Executive’s wife was involved in a similar advert placed in the SCMP. The discrepancy was not highlighted in the local press, despite Ms Leung being pressured to step down from other NGOs due to conflicts of interest.