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Bun protest not intended to hurt chief executive, maverick lawmaker says

"Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung says it was unreasonable for Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to evict him

PUBLISHED : Friday, 23 May, 2014, 12:41pm
UPDATED : Friday, 23 May, 2014, 12:41pm
 

A lawmaker who yesterday took part in a protest that disrupted Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying’s question-and-answer session said his eviction from Legco was unfair.

“Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung said what he did during yesterday’s meeting in the Legislative Council was no more than standing up and there was no reason for president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to order him to leave.

The League of Social Democrats lawmaker said in a Commercial Radio programme today that he had not even intended to really hit Leung Chun-ying with the buns.

“I just wanted to humiliate him. I did not intend to really hurt him,” the lawmaker said.

“A chief executive who wants to leave when someone throws things at him is like a president who is afraid of wars,” he said.

Thursday’s drama unfolded when Leung Chun-ying criticised lawmakers who launched a filibuster to block the passage of the budget bill for harming Hong Kong’s competitiveness.

People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip then stood up, took a bun passed on by Leung Kwok-hung and threw it in the chief executive’s direction.

Leung Kwok-hung and People Power lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen then stood up and shouted at Leung Chun-ying. The pair, who did not throw objects, were ordered by Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to leave the chamber.

Leung Kwok-hung said he had originally planned to throw the buns when it was his turn to ask questions, but recognised later that he would not have such a chance because other lawmakers were spending too much time asking their questions.

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ton1998
No more violence in ledgo , ban long and no hair.
People in hk have enough of those clowns
mh0908
Violence has no place in Hong Kong society. Please petition these hooligan lawmakers to stop using violence NOW!
tksiow
The people who voted for these clowns are morons.
Dao-Phooy
Enough of this rowdy behavior - its getting tiresome.
chuchu59
No one can easily guess intentions but where there is perceived threat the security guards are right to take preventive action. Given his past it would be an educated guess to think that 'Long Hair' would be about ready to hurl objects at CY. Though I dont like the present CE this kind of action cannot be condoned.
Camel
What a joke. His eviction was unfair? In what a world is this clown living? Somewhere else he would have been detained charged and put in jail for such a behavior. Is this Hong Kong? Is this the outlook of Hong Kong? I blame the government not to take more draconic measures against those rascals in the Legco. Really, somewhere else those rascals would have been in jail for long.
daily
I think in turn, the rest of the Legco members should throw things at long hair and see how he feels..........Throw things like bananas, buns and garbage at him.
Stephan
Hong Kong, Asia's Kindergarten! If so called lawmaker behave like idiots, what can you expect?
 
 
 
 
 

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