What's in a name? A lot, apparently

Central Station | 21 May 2020

What do you do when your words are deemed "insulting" at a Legislative Council meeting? If you're lawmaker Ted Hui Chi-fung, the answer appears to be "keep trying."

Hui tested this yesterday through mocking Starry Lee Wai-king by saying she was "pretending to be chairperson" and referring to her as "a chairperson who regards herself the chairperson."

His outburst was ruled to be insulting by Legco president Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, who ordered the remarks retracted. But Hui did not give up. He then called Lee "a chairperson whom the public doesn't know is a chairperson," which was finally deemed acceptable by Leung.

Lee was elected House Committee chairperson last week, but the pro-democracy camp said they would not recognize her as such.

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