Junius Ho seeks to block Benny Tai from HKU

Local | 21 Aug 2017 11:15 am

Pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho said today that he might seek an injunction to stop Occupy leader and law Professor Benny Tai from teaching at the University of Hong Kong.

Ho said Tai has been spreading his ideas of civil disobedience for years and misleading the students. The lawmaker also blasted Tai for criticizing the rule of law in Hong Kong despite being a legal scholar.

He said he is going to write to the university about this and urged others also to write to the authorities. But Ho said he still hasn't fleshed out the idea of what kind of legal action he will take. 

The lawmaker, who was elected from the New Territories West, also said support for pro-democracy activists is "losing momentum.'' 

Ho said yesterday’s rally turnout was nowhere near the 50,000 votes that Nathan Law secured at the Legco elections – indicating support for him and other pan-democrats was declining. 

Police said 22,000 people took part in the rally against the jailing of 16 social activists, including Law, who was the youngest person to win a Legco election before he was disqualified last month.

But Demosisto's Agnes Chow rejected Ho’s claim, saying the rally showed many people are in solidarity with the jailed activists.

"We can’t directly compare the number of voters and the number of joining protest because there are a lot of people who might have different kinds of reasons that they are not able to join the protests. But they are supporting us with their thoughts,” she said.-RTHK

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