A polling station in November 2015. The pro-establishment camp faces the threat of voters punishing them for aborted extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang

Swear words heaped on Carrie Lam as pro-establishment lawmakers express fears of election rout over Hong Kong extradition bill fracas

  • Lawmaker hurled expletives at Lam as she tearfully explained her decision to suspend the bill
  • Many fear electoral backlash in November’s district council elections
Topic |   Hong Kong extradition bill

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A polling station in November 2015. The pro-establishment camp faces the threat of voters punishing them for aborted extradition bill. Photo: Sam Tsang
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Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung

Gary Cheung joined the Post in 2000, covering fields ranging from politics and the integration between Hong Kong and China. He became assistant editor-in-chief of Ming Pao in 2017 and returned to the Post the following year. He is author of Hong Kong’s Watershed: The 1967 riots (Hong Kong University Press, 2009).

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung

Tony Cheung became a political journalist in 2007. He joined the Post in 2012 and now leads the Hong Kong-mainland relations team on the Hong Kong desk. Tony also writes about the economy, and reports from mainland China, the United States, Germany and Britain.