Former LegCo president says voters did not elect lawmakers to misbehave
The six people who made a mockery of their Legislative Council oaths were deservedly stripped of their seats in accordance with the law, former LegCo president Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai said.
In Fan’s opinion, they are architects of their own misfortune as they turned the oaths into political exhibitions. They not only lost their seats but also let their voters down. The people who voted for them did not ask them to perform such antics.
“They have no right to be legislators,” Fan told China Daily after the High Court disqualified Leung Kwok-hung, Nathan L aw Kwun-chung , Lau Siu-lai and Edward Yiu Chung-yim last month.
Last November, the Court of Appeal also upheld the original ruling removing separatist activists Sixtus Leung Chunghang and Yau Wai-ching as LegCo members. The two took oaths improperly by adding
These people (opposition lawmakers) always claim they uphold rule of law in Hong Kong. I wonder if this is only a slogan.”
pro-independence elements and insulting the Chinese nation.
In a n e xc l u s i v e i n t e r - view, Fan, now a member of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee, expressed strong disapproval of the gross misconduct by L eung , L aw, L au and Yiu. They also attempted to storm a Finance Committee meeting on July 14 — the day the court ruling was handed down — and again the very next day, under the escort of opposition lawmakers.
“This attempt showed their disrespect for rule of law and the court ruling, and the same can be said to those who protected the disqualified lawmakers by forming chains to protect them,” she said.
Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai,