Breakfast Group member reconsiders his 'yes' vote in the wake of Tuesday's march The chief executive is expected to respond today to the demands of the 500,000 protesters who turned out on Tuesday calling for a delay in the enactment of Article 23 legislation. Tung Chee-hwa held a second round of crisis talks in two days with his ministers yesterday as he sought ways to resolve the biggest political crisis Hong Kong has seen since the handover. The depth of concern over the mass protest became evident last night as Breakfast Group legislator Raymond Ho Chung-tai, who represents the engineering sector, decided to oppose the bill after consulting his electorate. While refusing to disclose details of the meeting with Mr Tung, Executive Councillor Tsang Yok-shing, who is also chairman of the Democratic Alliance for Betterment of Hong Kong, said the chief executive would make an announcement soon. It is understood that the Executive Council discussed three options: putting off the legislative process, introducing further amendments to the bill, and proceeding with the draft bill on schedule. But another Exco member, Cheng Yiu-tong, revealed that there would not be much room for a change in some of the more controversial areas of the legislation, such as the proscription mechanism under the draft bill. A government source said Mr Tung might speak to the press this morning on the government's position. Chief Secretary Donald Tsang Yam-kuen will appear at this afternoon's Legislative Council adjournment debate, moved by Democratic Party chairman Yeung Sum, on how the government would tackle the crisis. Mr Tsang is expected to be grilled by pro-democracy lawmakers on the government stance on Article 23. The pro-democracy camp will also repeat its call for the direct election of the chief executive and the Legislative Council. Tuesday's march, the largest since one million people took to the streets in support of the pro-democracy movement in 1989, has cast uncertainties on the fate of the bill, which will be put to a vote on Wednesday. A South China Morning Post survey of the 60 lawmakers' voting intentions found that up until yesterday, there were still 16 undecided votes, including eight votes from the Liberal Party. Of those undecided, 13 legislators said they had been affected by Tuesday's huge turnout and added their votes might be influenced by the protest. Raymond Ho indicated that he would now vote against the bill because of the protest. The 13 undecided were Liberal Party legislators Howard Young, Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun, Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, Lau Wong-fat, Kenneth Ting Woo-shou, Tommy Cheung Yu-yan, Miriam Lau Kin-yee and James Tien Pei-chun, independents Li Fung-ying, Lau Ping-cheung, Lo Wing-lok and Eric Li Ka-cheung, and both DAB and Federation of Trade Unions member Chan Yuen-han. So far, only 17 legislators have voiced their support to the bill, with the DAB accounting for nine of those votes. Twenty-three legislators, including those from the Democratic Party, The Frontier and pro-democracy independents, have voiced opposition to the bill. Independent legislator Lui Ming-wah was out of town yesterday and could not be reached, and Hong Kong Progressive Alliance chairman Ambrose Lau Hon-chuen and independent legislator Abraham Razack refused to disclose their voting intentions. Legco President Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai holds only a casting vote.