Wong Yuk-man

Wong Yuk-man argues on appeal that nobody would represent ‘hot potato’ of a case involving city’s top official, leaving him ill-suited to represent himself


Lau’s resignation comes less than a month after maverick lawmaker Wong Yuk-man announced his high-profile resignation from the party, which he co-founded in 2011.

Police interviewed him as part of their investigation into the failure of his Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange, which had to hand back its trading licence last weekend. Four people have been arrested in connection with the investigation and three have appeared in court.

Two radical lawmakers are expected to keep their Legislative Council seats, despite receiving suspended jail terms yesterday for their leading roles in an unlawful assembly two years ago.

The extent of the rift within the radical People Power association emerged yesterday as lawmaker Wong Yuk-man, who quit the group on Monday, revealed that affiliate group the Proletariat Political Institute will go independent with him.

People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip and former party colleague Wong Yuk-man, who resigned from the party on Monday, slammed the “unreasonable” sentencing and vowed to appeal.

The use of delaying tactics by radical lawmakers in Legco in an attempt to block a budget bill has divided both politicians and the public.