Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes believes the decision on whether to bar candidates from standing for election should be taken out of the hands of returning officers. Photo: David Wong

Hong Kong bureaucrats should not decide whether candidates can run in election – that’s a job for lawyers, says Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes

City’s top silk suggests taking job away from returning officers would remove suspicion of political interference

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Bar Association chairman Philip Dykes believes the decision on whether to bar candidates from standing for election should be taken out of the hands of returning officers. Photo: David Wong
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