The Civic Party held a press conference on July 30, after four of its members, including incumbent lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki (third from left), Alvin Yeung (fourth) and Dennis Kwok (sixth), were disqualified from the Legco elections. Photo: AP The Civic Party held a press conference on July 30, after four of its members, including incumbent lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki (third from left), Alvin Yeung (fourth) and Dennis Kwok (sixth), were disqualified from the Legco elections. Photo: AP
The Civic Party held a press conference on July 30, after four of its members, including incumbent lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki (third from left), Alvin Yeung (fourth) and Dennis Kwok (sixth), were disqualified from the Legco elections. Photo: AP
Albert Cheng
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Albert Cheng

Legco term extension poses a dilemma for opposition lawmakers, but they must stay and fight

  • If the opposition legislators who have been disqualified from the elections stay, they will be condemned by localists. But, if the pro-democracy camp boycotts Legco, who will speak out against controversial government proposals?

The Civic Party held a press conference on July 30, after four of its members, including incumbent lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki (third from left), Alvin Yeung (fourth) and Dennis Kwok (sixth), were disqualified from the Legco elections. Photo: AP The Civic Party held a press conference on July 30, after four of its members, including incumbent lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki (third from left), Alvin Yeung (fourth) and Dennis Kwok (sixth), were disqualified from the Legco elections. Photo: AP
The Civic Party held a press conference on July 30, after four of its members, including incumbent lawmakers Kwok Ka-ki (third from left), Alvin Yeung (fourth) and Dennis Kwok (sixth), were disqualified from the Legco elections. Photo: AP
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Albert Cheng

Albert Cheng

Ir. Albert Cheng is the founder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation Hong Kong Limited, a current affairs commentator and columnist. He was formerly a direct elected Hong Kong SAR legislative councillor. Mr Cheng was voted by Time Magazine in 1997 as one of "the 25 most influential people in new Hong Kong" and selected by Business Week in 1998 as one of "the 50 stars of Asia".