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‘Ain’t nobody got time for that’: CY Leung ridiculed for lunchtime harbour swimming idea

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has been ridiculed by netizens for suggesting that office workers in Central could go for a swim in the harbour if a harbourfront swimming area was set up near International Finance Centre (IFC).

Hong Kong and Kowloon Lifeguards Union spokesperson Kwok Chiu-kit mocked Leung for his “lack of common sense” as the Leisure and Cultural Services Department has warned people not to swim with a full stomach, reported Apple Daily.

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Posted by 蘋果日報 on Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Kwok also said that people would have to buy food, eat, change clothes, swim and change their clothes back within an hour. He added that if they do this, they would definitely have cramps and throw up all over the harbour.

Netizens reacted no less mercilessly.

“Don’t know whether he is trying to please citizens or prank citizens,” said one commenter.

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Photo: Apple Daily remix.

“He is utterly detached from reality! People who have actually worked will know that there are really only 50 minutes for lunch,” said another.

'Ain't nobody got time for that': CY Leung ridiculed for lunchtime harbour swimming idea