【明報專訊】WITHOUT a shadow of a doubt, the Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) system is one of the sources of Hong Kong's many deep-seated conflicts. It is an unjust arrangement, and has worsened the antagonism between employees and employers as well as working people's dissatisfaction with the government. While the authorities are well aware of this and have introduced measures to improve the MPF system, the slow pace of reform has been unable to meet the practical needs of society. Yesterday it was reported that the abolishment of the offsetting mechanism would be proposed in the policy address to be published next January. It is our hope that Hong Kong people will not be let down again and that Leung Chun-ying will have the determination to tackle the thorny issue.