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Friday, December 2, 2016, 21:43

DOJ to challenge oaths of four more lawmakers

By chinadailyasia.com

HONG KONG - The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday moved to challenge four more lawmakers over the validity of their oaths, after an earlier court ruling in a similar judicial review disqualified two separatist lawmakers and vacated their seats in the city’s legislature.

The four lawmakers are Lau Siu-lai, Leung Kwok-hung, Law Kwun-chung and Yiu Chung-yim

This is the second judicial review the government has lodged seeking lawmakers’ disqualification on the ground of invalid oath-taking. The four lawmakers are Lau Siu-lai, Leung Kwok-hung, Law Kwun-chung and Yiu Chung-yim.

On Nov 15, the High Court ruled in favor of the government and disqualified Yau Wai-ching and Leung Chung-hang, finding the pair had violated the Basic Law when they refused to take the Legislative Council oath sincerely and solemnly – a prerequisite to assuming office as stipulated in Article 104 of the Basic Law.

Leung and Yau’s appeal against the ruling was quashed on Wednesday by three appellant judges.

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