Editorial : Leakage of Carrie Lam audio recording

【明報專訊】REUTERS has published a 24‑minute audio recording of Carrie Lam's closed‑door meeting with the business sector last week. Reuters stresses that the dialogue captured in the recording has been verified by three attendees of the meeting. The Office of the Chief Executive and Carrie Lam have not denied its authenticity, only saying that she met with the business sector earlier, and those who attended the meeting knew that they had to adhere to the "non‑disclosure" principle. Lam says she is "extremely disappointed" by the leakage of conversation made on a private occasion, saying that it was "unacceptable".