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Legco chief defers oath-taking till court decision

2016-10-25 HKT 16:35
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The president of the Legislative Council, Andrew Leung, on Tuesday deferred the swearing-in of two localist legislators-elect until the High Court gives a ruling on his decision to allow them a second chance to take their oaths of office.

He said it was his constitutional duty to ensure that the council functions smoothly, and that pro-establishment lawmakers had made it clear they will scuttle the next meeting of the council on Wednesday to prevent Youngspiration's Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching from retaking their oaths.

The oaths taken by the two on October 12 were declared invalid after they displayed a cape that stated "Hong Kong is not China" and used words that were deemed derogatory to the mainland.

But Sixtus Leung said Andrew Leung has no right to defer his swearing-in and he will try everything within the law to get into the council's chamber on Wednesday to take his oath of office.

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Last updated: 2016-10-25 HKT 18:03