Alan Leong: Civic wedding Party and Longhair’s proposed by-election referendum re-run

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HT Exclusive: Cassy Chau interviews Alan Leong (GC-KE) on who will go to the Oct. 1 wedding and the CP response to Long Hair’s proposed re-referendum


“I am still a little bit worried about the government being in the driving seat. And it can manipulate the whole, the entire process of the by-election to its absolute advantage and to our disadvantage.”

Recently, Leung Kwok-hung (Longhair) proposed a re-run of the 5 districts’ resignation to trigger a de facto civil referendum. Alan Leong Kah-kit said in an interview with HT that it is a relatively recent idea mooted by Long Hair and the pan-dems need time to consider the proposal.

However, Leong emphasises what the pan-dems really need to discuss and deliberate on is how such a referendum would help to push the democratic movement at this particular juncture in time. “I am still a little bit worried about the government being in the driving seat. And it can manipulate the whole, the entire process of the by-election to its absolute advantage and to our disadvantage,” Leong says.

Lunch box, not boxed in

As the convenor of the pan-democrats’ weekly “lunch box” meetings, Leong discloses the pan-democratic camp is not really excited about the idea, “I haven’t heard from anybody about a possible resignation to trigger a de facto referendum. Honorable Leung Kwok-hung is the only one who has mentioned it to me so far.”
Concerning the upcoming Occupy Central movement, Alan Leong said among the Civic Party LegCo members, he, Claudia Mo Man-ching and Kenneth Chan Ka-lok will participate. Kwok Ka-ki will be in the medical back-up team, while Dennis Kwok Wing-hang will provide legal help. However, Ronny Tong Ka-wah will not join the movement.