Albert Chan Wai-Yip

Push for convicted lawmakers to be ousted - for the sake of democracy

Radical lawmakers Wong Yuk-man and Albert Chan Wai-yip have been given suspended jail terms for unlawful assembly after a protest march two years ago. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Radical lawmakers Wong Yuk-man and Albert Chan Wai-yip have been given suspended jail terms for unlawful assembly after a protest march two years ago.

Thursday, 11 June, 2015, 3:50pm 3 comments

Sentenced lawmakers might still keep seats

Wong Yuk-man. Photo: David Wong

A lawmaker has backed away from her controversial attempt to have two pro-democracy radicals kicked out of the legislature - at least for now.

Ann Chiang Lai-wan, of the pro-Beijing Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, had planned a disqualification motion against Wong Yuk-man and Albert Chan Wai-yip.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Radical lawmakers unlikely to lose seats over suspended jail terms

Wong Yuk-man leaves Eastern Court yesterday after being sentenced to six weeks in prison, suspended for 14 months. Photo: Sam Tsang

Two radical lawmakers are expected to keep their Legislative Council seats, despite receiving suspended jail terms yesterday for their leading roles in an unlawful assembly two years ago.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 3 comments

Lawmakers' suspended jail terms put Legco seats at risk

Wong Yuk-man on Tuesday morning. Photo: Sam Tsang

People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip and former party colleague Wong Yuk-man, who resigned from the party on Monday, slammed the “unreasonable” sentencing and vowed to appeal.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

Radical legislators (from left) Wong Yuk-man, Albert Chan and Leung Kwok-hung are defiant over using a filibuster in the budget debate in the Legislative Council. Photo: Sam Tsang

The use of delaying tactics by radical lawmakers in Legco in an attempt to block a budget bill has divided both politicians and the public.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Legislator apologises for 'political mission' comment on magistrate

Albert Chan outside Eastern Court in Sai Wan Ho yesterday. Photo: David Wong

People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip apologised "unconditionally" yesterday for suggesting an Eastern Court magistrate had a "political mission".

The apology followed a warning by the magistrate, Joseph To Ho-shing, that Chan might be charged if he refused to admit he was wrong.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Suit and tie rule for lawmakers

'Che Guevara' T-shirts and colourful jackets are not proper attire for lawmakers attending Legco. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Having lived in Hong Kong for over 27 years, I have always been keen to follow the political issues and changes of this great city. I am surprised and appalled to see how certain lawmakers are dressed during Legislative Council meetings.

13 May 2013 - 1:52am 5 comments

Filibustering legislators feel the heat

Lawmaker Chan Wai-yip. Photo: Edward Wong

I applaud People Power legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip for cracking the biggest political joke of the year. He was advocating the art of compromise publicly on the radio last week, offering the government the chance to stop the filibuster circus at the legislature should it agree to their watered-down "conditions".

13 May 2013 - 1:52am

Fast-track for Benny Tai's blockade for universal suffrage?

Albert Chan Wai-yip. Photo: Sam Tsang

A controversial plan to occupy the roads in Central in demand of universal suffrage may be rehearsed on July 1, lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip said.

25 Feb 2013 - 5:27am 1 comment

'Long Hair' loses appeal challenging Legco filibuster decision

'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: KY Cheng

Lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung on Friday lost his appeal against a refusal, by the High Court, to hear his judicial challenge against the president of the Legislative Council.

Last May legislature chief Tsang Yok-sing decided to halt Leung’s filibuster against a piece of legislation, leading to the lawmaker’s challenge.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 4 comments

Lawmakers say their arrests at New Year's protest were political

Pro-democracy lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung is detained by police officers after a protest urging Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying to step down. Photo: Felix Wong

Protesters arrested in Tuesday night's standoff accused police of acting with a political motive, with two lawmakers saying the crowd had already dispersed when they were taken away.

3 Jan 2013 - 9:36am 3 comments

Who said it?

Rory McIlroy

I can't say, the others will shoot me

Vincent Fung, of the government's Mega Events Fund, on the fee to bring golfer Rory McIlroy to the Hong Kong Open


[A] wholesale massacre of everybody involved - professionally speaking

London Mayor Boris Johnson, asked how the BBC should respond to a string of scandals


14 Nov 2012 - 3:16am

Pan-democrats win appeal in Citizens' Radio case

Citizens' Radio activists Bull Tsang Kin-shing, Lo Chau and Albert Chan Wai-yip rally in support of lawmakers' appeal case outside the Court of Final Appeal last month. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Five prominent pan-democrat lawmakers won an appeal, on Tuesday morning, against their conviction for speaking on an unlicensed radio station in 2008.

Four of the five judges on the Court of Final Appeal panel ruled in favour of the appellants – lawmakers Wong Yuk-man, Emily Lau Wai-hing, Lee Cheuk-yan and Albert Chan Wai-yip, and former lawmaker Lee Wing-tat.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Judgment reserved in Citizens' Radio appeal case involving five democrats

Albert Chan Wai-yip (left) outside court. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The top court has begun hearing an appeal whether five prominent pan-democrats who were fined for speaking on pirate station Citizens' Radio in 2008 should have been prosecuted.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip vows to stall filibuster ban

People Power legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Radical lawmakers have vowed to table a series of amendments at a meeting of the Legislative Council finance committee tomorrow to stall Beijing loyalists' attempt at banning filibusters.

18 Oct 2012 - 4:02am