Lawsuit wake-up call for island winner

Central Station | 13 Mar 2018

Two people are seeking a judicial review against Au Nok-hin who won the Hong Kong Island constituency in Sunday's by-election.

They claimed Au violated the Basic Law and supported self-determination, which is against the declaration he signed to state he will uphold the Basic Law and pledge allegiance to the SAR.

They said they had complained to the returning officer and Electoral Affairs Commission, but received no response. So they decided to file the application for a judicial review against the eligibility of Au, a pan-democrat, to join the by-election.

Wong Kwok-hing, an Eastern District councilor and former lawmaker who is helping the two, criticized the government for not accepting their complaints.

He compared Au's victory to "cooked rice," but said that people don't want it shoved down their throats.

"Rice has been cooked, it's too late for people, as it can't be spewed out after they have eaten it," Wong said.

He added the judicial review is urgent, since Au will be sworn in as a lawmaker soon.

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