Leung Kwok-Hung

US spoof speaks truth to power

Member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, Leung Kwok-hung (left), leads protesters as they shout slogans in support of former US spy Edward Snowden outside the US consulate in Hong Kong. Photo: AFP

Run for cover. Stock up on food and water. The American imperialist army is coming.

Influential US Republican senator and one-time presidential wannabe John McCain has called for the invasion of Hong Kong over that traitor Edward Snowden.

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:53am 3 comments

Two sought over Legco lift prank

Two assistants of lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, Raphael Wong and Anson Wong, make the victory sign after their arrests. Photo: David Wong

Police are seeking two more men following the arrest of three assistants of lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung over an apparent prank involving lifts in the Legislative Council building. Security footage showed several people pressing all the lift buttons after quorums were called during a debate on the budget on April 25.

30 May 2013 - 4:05am

Defeat of 'Long Hair' keeps Kwun Tong council seat in family

Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: Edward Wong

The son of a veteran Beijing-loyalist legislator has comfortably beaten pan-democratic lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung in a district council by-election, despite accusations that he was trying to "inherit" his father's seat.

28 May 2013 - 3:20am

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

Legco head approves budget amendments made in filibustering bid

Jasper Tsang Yok-sing

Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has - against government advice - approved more than 700 amendments tabled in the pan-democrats' filibustering bid on the budget bill.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

Lawwmaker Leung Kwok-hung

A political issue has, at long last, united pro-establishment lawmakers and mainstream pan-democrats in the legislature - the filibuster. Two fringe groups from pro-democracy camps have filed 751 amendments to the government's proposed budget, which will be debated in Legco next week.

19 Apr 2013 - 2:48am 2 comments

Radicals left to go it alone in pension protest

Leung Kwok-hung

The radical faction of the pan-democratic camp will be on their own in the latest filibuster attempt to obstruct the passage of the budget bill next week, after the camp's three major parties opted against participating in the stalling tactic.

16 Apr 2013 - 4:38am

If you must curse, at least get it right

Lawrence Ma Yan-kwok

Legislators should not curse in public, especially not in English. If nothing else, they don't know how to do it properly. Take the case of Lawrence Ma Yan-kwok, who denounced pan-democratic lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung as "not a f**king Chinese" in the Legislative Council this week.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am 19 comments

Everyone wants to give CY a beating

Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and his wife Regina Leung Tong Ching-yee visit Chinese New Year Fair Stall at Victoria Park. Photo: Sam Tsang

Poor Leung Chun-ying. Couldn't even stroll through a Lunar New Year fair without being mobbed.

6 Feb 2013 - 1:38am 3 comments

'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

Briefs, January 27, 2013

Leung Kwok-hung

An Australian was caught shoplifting two packs of condoms, worth of about HK$70, at a convenience store in Electric Road, Tin Hau, at about 4am. 

27 Jan 2013 - 5:00am

Carrie Lam will quit, predicts soothsayer

Legislator Ann Chiang says she must speak up for justice.

Leung Chun-ying may have caught many by surprise when he won the top job in dramatic fashion last year, but soothsayer Edward Li Kui-ming saw it coming months before the poll.

In his recently published Tung Shing, or divination guide, for the Year of the Snake, Li is making another wild prediction: Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor could step down in 2-1/2 years.

11 Jun 2015 - 4:33pm

Repeat offender 'Long Hair' has fines tripled to HK$4,500

Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: SCMP

Radical lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung had his fines tripled for unauthorised assembly during the July 1, 2011 march, after the prosecution sought a harsher penalty yesterday.

17 Jan 2013 - 10:23am 1 comment

Charges dropped against 16 guests on the pirate station Citizens' Radio

Activists gather outside Eastern Court yesterday. Photo: May Tse

The government has dropped charges against guest speakers on a pirate radio station, despite pursuing a prosecution for more than five years.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

Leung Kwok-hung, Albert Ho told to pay CY's legal costs

Leung Kwok-hung is defiant, despite saying he might not be able to cover the bill for the chief executive's legal fees. Photo: SCMP

The Court of Final Appeal yesterday ordered two lawmakers to pay the legal costs incurred by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying during their unsuccessful legal challenge to his election.

11 Jan 2013 - 4:14am 1 comment