The Democratic Party's disciplinary committee has recommended the party's decision-making body expel dissident Nelson Wong Sing-chi over his plan to organise a petition to back the government's reform plan conditionally. Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau Wai-hing confirmed the 27-member disciplinary committee had already submitted its report regarding Wong's case and said the matter would be further discussed by the party's central committee tonight. It was understood the disciplinary committee informed Wong last Saturday about the recommendation to expel him. Under the current procedure, the central committee must give Wong a week's notice ahead of their voting. This means the committee is unlikely to vote on Wong's fate tonight but will wait until the next meeting in two weeks. It would require 60 per cent of the committee's support to expel him. Wong sparked a huge controversy last month when he violated his party's stance to plan a petition urging lawmakers to accept the government reform plan should officials make two concessions - to include a "none-of-the-above" option when the public votes and abolish corporate voting in electing members of the nominating committee. He was subsequently unseated from party's central committee and had his membership suspended for six months, an unprecedented response for Democrats. Wong told the Post he had called on his allies to process his case as soon as possible. He shelved his petition plan after Beijing officials made it clear no concessions would be made.