Sulu Sou Ka Hou, a newcomer to the incoming legislature, said Monday he hoped residents would continue to “monitor” him and the government.
Speaking to reporters when he was thanking voters for their support in Rua da Emenda, Sou, 26, who will be the legislature’s youngest lawmaker, said he had demonstrated how to “stand out” in the election without having financial support from big companies, adding he hoped he could encourage more young people to participate in politics.
Sou said he would be a full-time lawmaker. He said he would finish his postgraduate degree very soon, adding that he may also study for a doctoral degree in the future.
Asked by a reporter how he would transition from being an activist and a postgraduate student to a lawmaker, Sou said he thought that being a lawmaker means he would take on a lot of responsibility. “I will be more meticulous and serious…But I think I will still be myself. I will still be in the community (because) I’m from the community,” he said.
According to the Macau Post daily Sou also urged his supporters to keep monitoring the government. He said: “Don’t think that after casting your vote that you can pass the buck to lawmakers.
“We have to fight together,” Sou said, adding he believed that his supporters would back him and his association up.
When Sou and his group members were saying “thanks” to supporters, they also told them to “continue to monitor the government and Sou”.
Sou also said he hoped people who had “oppressed” him and the New Macau Association (NMA) in the past would not be afraid of “hearing the truth”. Instead, Sou said, they should give young people more opportunities to voice various opinions in society. He added: “I hope that (Chief Executive) Chui Sai On is listening.”