Regina Ip foresees chaotic co-location vote

Local | 15 Nov 2017 11:08 am

A pro-government lawmaker says she expects rival pan-democrats to cause chaos in the Legislative Council as debate resumes on the government's plans for a joint immigration and customs facility with the mainland at the West Kowloon Terminus of the Express Rail Link. 

Lawmakers will resume discussing the non-binding motion today following last week’s debate on a motion of thanks for the maiden Policy Address of Chief Executive Carrie Lam.

Opposition lawmakers argue the plan to station mainland border officers in Hong Kong is unconstitutional. 

Executive Councillor and New People's Party chairwoman Regina Ip says she expects a vote today despite efforts by the opposition to disrupt proceedings. 

But she told RTHK this could degenerate into "physical clashes.''

Ip said: "That's very likely to happen. The only way to stop voting is to cause a lot of chaos in the council so that the president has to adjourn the proceedings. Then the vote will not be able to take place."

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