It's been said that politics makes strange bedfellows, but not with a man of principle like Abraham Razack. The lawmaker, who represents the real estate and construction industry, demanded this week that the government convert all vacant flats under the Home Ownership Scheme into public rental units. This was after Legco's housing panel was told that housing authorities would start selling more than 10,000 HOS flats - most with three bedrooms and up to 800 sq ft - in two years. This is not a pleasing prospect for real estate developers, who love a free market so long as there is no competition. So Mr Razack suddenly found virtue in social welfare and proposed a resolution at the panel for his conversion scheme, arguing that poor public housing tenants deserved to live in big flats too. However, no panel member would second him. Finally, after a few moments, fellow panel member 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung raised his hand to express support. Disgusted, Mr Razack ignored the self-styled Marxist revolutionary and withdrew his resolution.