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Andrew Leung yet to decide on retaking of oaths

2016-10-24 HKT 12:45
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James To talks to RTHK's Priscilla Ng
The president of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung, said on Monday that he has not decided whether to allow Youngspiration lawmakers-elect, Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching, to retake their oaths of office on Wednesday.

Pro-establishment lawmakers have issued a joint statement demanding he hold off until the High Court deals with the government's legal challenge aimed at preventing the two from being sworn-in.

Speaking after meeting more than a dozen pro-democracy lawmakers, Andrew Leung said he did not expect a decision could be made soon.

"I have to examine all the changes in circumstances before making a decision", he said.

However, a spokesman for pan-democratic lawmakers, James To, said Andrew Leung should stick to his legal principles and let the duo to retake their oaths. He said legal considerations should be the overriding concern.

"There may be political changes, but there is no basic change in the fundamentals of legal arguments which can change the decision of Andrew Leung, who made the decision last week. So if a president only acts according to legal reasoning, he will not change and he should not change", To told RTHK's Priscilla Ng.