Rita Fan says no separation of powers in HK

Local | 20 Oct 2016 3:39 pm

A former president of the Legislative Council, Rita Fan, dismissed accusations that the government interfered with the legislature by seeking a judicial review over its president's decision to allow Youngspiration's Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching to retake their oaths of office. 

She said the Chief Executive, Leung Chun-ying, has a duty to uphold the Basic Law, which prohibits acts of sedition or subversion against the central government. 

Fan said it was understandable why CY Leung took the case to court, as it was clear that the remarks made by Sixtus Leung and Yau, when they first took their oaths during the swearing-in ceremony for lawmakers last week, were highly offensive to the Chinese people. 

Fan, a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee, also said there was no "separation of powers" in Hong Kong. She said the phrase is only used by pan-democrats. -RTHK

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