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Lawmaker Wong Yuk-man refuses to join Zhang Xiaoming's Legco lunch

Lawmaker Wong Yuk-man. Photo: Sam Tsang

Radical pan-democrat lawmaker Wong Yuk-man said on Tuesday he would not join a lunch with Beijing’s liaison office director Zhang Xiaoming next week.

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

Lawmaker gets jail term for assault in Taipei

Wong Yuk-man

Pro-democracy lawmaker Wong Yuk-man has been sentenced to one month in jail by a Taiwanese court for assaulting Hong Kong district councillor Andrew Fung Wai-kwong while they were in Taipei last year.

Fung, a former Democratic Party member, yesterday showed reporters a judicial notice handed down by the Taipei District Court on Wednesday.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

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

Christopher Lau Gar-hung. Photo: Dickson Lee

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.

20 Jun 2013 - 10:13am

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. Immediately, the pro-establishment camp sees an opportunity to get rid of its opposition from the legislative assembly.

11 Jun 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

A Bad Week for ... , May 26, 2013

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen

Police interviewed him as part of their investigation into the failure of his Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which had to hand back its trading licence last weekend. Four people have been arrested in connection with the investigation and three have appeared in court.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm

A dangerous demagogue in our midst

A portrait of lawmaker Wong Yuk-man taken in his office at Legislative Council in Tamar he quit People Power. Photo: David Wong

Among democrats everywhere, you inevitably find a few demagogues. They are the most extreme, and reject any accommodation and compromise.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 8 comments

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

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

Wong Yuk-man in his office yesterday. Photo: David Wong

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.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 2 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

Maverick lawmaker abruptly quits People Power party he co-founded

Wong Yuk-man's move shocked colleagues. Photo: Edward Wong

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.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 2 comments

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

Party papers remark on Hong Kong quake donation furore

Wong Yuk-man's words at the Legco's Finance Committee meeting had attracted more than two million views on Chinese video portal youku.com. Photo: Felix Wong

Two Communist Party mouthpieces yesterday reported the controversy in Hong Kong over the HK$100 million donation to earthquake victims in Sichuan - pointing the finger at the Red Cross Society of China.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm 4 comments

Convicted People Power duo 'dishonest, insulting'

Lawmaker Wong Yuk-man claims his People Power march was part of a lawful rally. Photo: Felix Wong

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.

11 Jun 2015 - 3:50pm