Introduction: Setting the Stage
This chapter consists of six Sections. Section I: “MKR” acquaints the readers with the facts and circumstances of the Mongkok Riot (MKR). Section II: “Issues with MKR” lists some impacts of and issues raised by the MKR that require attention and investigation. Section III: “Narratives on MKR” sets forth two narratives accounting for the MKR, one by progressives and the other from the establishment. Section IV: “Independent Inquiry” observes the need to mount an investigation into what happened during the MKR, to inform the public and bring closure to MKR. Section V: “Distorted Reporting” makes the case for objective and reliable data collection, with an example of distorted and biased news reporting from foreign media. Section VI: “A Study Proposal” sets forth the focus, contributions to and organization of the book.