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Pan-dems table motion to impeach CY Leung

2017-05-22 HKT 22:16
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  • A motion has been tabled to impeach the Chief Executive, CY Leung. File photo: RTHK
    A motion has been tabled to impeach the Chief Executive, CY Leung. File photo: RTHK
Twenty-eight pan-democratic lawmakers have tabled a motion to impeach the Chief Executive, CY Leung, for trying to intervene with a Legislative Council select committee investigation into the controversial HK$50 million payment he received from Australian engineering firm, UGL.

The motion, which was submitted to the council’s secretariat on Monday evening, accused Leung of dereliction of duty by trying to inappropriately affect the direction, scope and outcome of the probe through collaboration with one of the committee's members – pro-establishment DAB party legislator Holden Chow. He quit the committee last week following revelations about his involvement in the matter.

The pan-democratic lawmakers hope the motion can be dealt with by the full council on June 7.