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People Power

People Power sees another high-profile exit: chairman Christopher Lau

Lau’s resignation comes less than a month after maverick lawmaker Wong Yuk-man announced his high-profile resignation from the party, which he co-founded in 2011.

Thursday, 20 June, 2013, 10:13am

Radical lawmakers unlikely to lose seats over suspended jail terms

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.

22 May 2013 - 5:19am 3 comments

People Power feels 'Mad Dog' Wong Yuk-man's bite

The extent of the rift within the radical People Power association emerged yesterday as lawmaker Wong Yuk-man, who quit the group on Monday, revealed that affiliate group the Proletariat Political Institute will go independent with him.

22 May 2013 - 9:42am 2 comments

Lawmakers' suspended jail terms put Legco seats at risk

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.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Maverick lawmaker abruptly quits People Power party he co-founded

Maverick lawmaker Wong Yuk-man has announced his immediate resignation from People Power - the radical pan-democratic party he founded in 2011. The surprise decision yesterday by the one of the most charismatic politicians in Hong Kong is likely to deal a huge blow to the city's radical movement, the party's leaders conceded. It would also leave the Alliance for True Democracy - a coalition formed of all pan-democratic lawmakers to fight for electoral reform - with 26 seats, although still able to retain its veto power in the Legislative Council.

21 May 2013 - 5:52am 2 comments

Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

The Chinese equivalent of "filibuster" is Libo, meaning "stretching the cloth". This translation gives an image of fluff and flannel, not exactly the stuff of gravitas.

Yet, nothing could be more serious than filibustering, which acts like a safety valve, allowing minority voices to be heard. Filibustering, like a political pulse, is often an outward sign of an inner malaise.

17 May 2013 - 3:11am

Legislator apologises for 'political mission' comment on magistrate

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.

17 May 2013 - 10:21am

Convicted People Power duo 'dishonest, insulting'

Two lawmakers of pro-democracy party People Power have been convicted of organising an unlawful assembly in 2011, with the magistrate slamming one of them, Wong Yuk-man, for being "dishonest and unreliable" and giving questionable testimony.

30 Apr 2013 - 4:55am

Legco president Japser Tsang defends actions in approving 710 amendments

Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said radical lawmakers' intention of filibustering, and its possible effects on the administration, were not on his mind when he approved 710 amendments to the budget bill tabled by radical pan-democrats.

23 Apr 2013 - 4:30am

Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

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