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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
Pro-democracy party People Power is "not in a crisis" of splitting up and its members will continue to work closely together, its founding chairman says.18 Apr 2013 - 4:07am
One of the city's biggest prodemocracy radio stations, Hong Kong Reporter, will stop broadcasting at the end of the month, its owner said last night. Stephen Shiu Yeuk-yuen's sudden announcement came as a shock to many listeners.23 Mar 2013 - 4:53am 1 comment
People Power, the pan-democratic group, raises a good question when it criticises the government for failing to take down illegal banners put up by an anti-Falun Gong organisation in busy roadside areas across the city. Those posters are a nuisance and dangerous distraction to drivers.11 Jan 2013 - 2:57am 6 comments
The best tweet on the US elections goes to Bill Maher, hands down. His "Tea Party has now cost the Republicans 5 senate seats. My next donation is going to them" is a funny and pointed observation about a group of people who are disturbingly absolute in their small-mindedness, and their hatred for authority.
It also sounds vaguely familiar.12 Nov 2012 - 3:30am 1 comment
In all he does, People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man stirs controversy. From playing the banana-throwing maverick to masterminding the "de facto referendum" to becoming "Mr filibuster", political journalists have never been short of headlines since he joined the Legislative Council in 2008.22 Oct 2012 - 5:55am 1 comment