The disqualification of Lau Siu-lai’s candidacy in the Legislative Council by-election has raised questions about whether a person is to be barred from standing for elected office for life because of unacceptable political beliefs he or she once held.
In October 2016, controversy arose in Hong Kong's Legislative Council as localist lawmakers-elect Sixtus Baggio Leung Chung-hang and Yau Wai-ching and others were accused of failing to properly take their oaths of office.
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