BARELY three months after the setting-up of the SAR's first elected lawmaking body, its financial services crusader has a criminal record under his belt. It will be up to Legco members to decide whether to end his political career if he receives a prison term of a month or more. Legislator Emily Lau Wai-hing has called for an urgent meeting of all members not on holiday to discuss the issue. 'If it [the sentence] is more than one month, Legco will have to deal with this,' she said yesterday. Legco, however, is in recess until next month. If a meeting was held now, at least 30 members must attend. Under Article 79 of the Basic Law, a motion must be passed by two-thirds of the councillors present for Chim to be disqualified. A councillor can be barred from serving if he or she is convicted and jailed for one month or more. But the terms of Basic Law Article 79 would still allow someone sentenced to jail for a criminal act to sit as a Legco member - albeit behind bars - if they received a short jail term or won the Legco vote. However, the rule enshrined in the Basic Law may not be included in Legco's rules of procedure, a government source said. An official said: 'As we understand, the rules regarding this situation have yet to be drawn up by Legco.' The Legislative Council believed all scenarios were covered by rules of procedures. And waiting in the wings is Fung Chi-kin, general manager of the Bank of China Group Securities Limited, was lost to Chim by only eight votes in May's Legco election. He said he would stand for the Financial Services seat if Chim had to give it up.