Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai will no longer contest disqualification, but may run in location election

By Alvin Lum

This article first appeared in South China Morning Post on 30 May 2018
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Politician says ball is now in the government’s court over whether she can contest her former Kowloon West seat

Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai confirmed on Tuesday that she Continue reading “Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker Lau Siu-lai will no longer contest disqualification, but may run in location election”

Remembering Tiananmen worker activist Li Wangyang

This article was originally published under the headline “Protesters mark death of ‘murdered’ dissident Li Wangyang” on 6-June-2018 by The Economist. Link to original article: HERE

Around 30 people today staged a protest outside the central government’s liaison office calling for an inquiry into the death of mainland dissident Li Wangyang, who was found dead at a hospital six years ago. Continue reading “Remembering Tiananmen worker activist Li Wangyang”

Lau Siu-lai may drop appeal against lawmaker disqualification after discussion with democrats

By Kris Cheng

This article first appeared in Hong Kong Free Press on 21 May 2018
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Ousted lawmaker Lau Siu-lai says she will discuss with the pro-democracy camp whether to retract her appeal against her disqualification this week. Continue reading “Lau Siu-lai may drop appeal against lawmaker disqualification after discussion with democrats”

Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung in Legco legal action for full salary and expenses totalling HK$2.75 million after he ignored deal

By Jeffie Lam & Chris Lau

This article first appeared in South China Morning Post on 14 May 2018
Link to original article: HERE

Legislature cannot be a ‘paper tiger’, its president says.

The Hong Kong legislature has decided to take legal action against ousted lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung to recover his full salary and expenses totalling HK$2.75 million (US$350,300) after he ignored an earlier compromise to return part of the sum. Continue reading “Ousted Hong Kong lawmaker ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung in Legco legal action for full salary and expenses totalling HK$2.75 million after he ignored deal”

How Hong Kong’s legislature is turning into a loyal, patriotic mini-National People’s Congress

By Kong Tsung-gan

This article first appeared in Hong Kong Free Press on 12 May 2018
Link to original article: HERE

On Saturday, May 5, Democratic Party Legislative Council member Ted Hui was arrested on suspicion of assault, dishonest access to a computer, obstructing a public officer in the execution of her duty, and criminal damage.

What had he done to merit this? Snatch a mobile phone from a Hong Kong government official he suspected of monitoring Legco members. Continue reading “How Hong Kong’s legislature is turning into a loyal, patriotic mini-National People’s Congress”