Four pro-democracy lawmakers unseated
The High Court has ruled that Nathan Law, Edward Yiu, ‘Long Hair’ Leung Kwok-hung and Lau Siu-lai did not take their oaths correctly on the first day of the LegCo term, disqualifying them as legislators in accordance.
The four lawmakers will seek a deferral of the ruling in order to stay in LegCo until they file an appeal.
Together with the previously disqualified Baggio Leung and Yau Wai Ching, the six lawmakers received more than 180,000 votes in the past LegCo elections.
The disqualification also means that the pro-democracy camp will lose its veto power at least until the by-election is held.
New appointment to the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee
The government has appointed Dr Lam Ching-choi and re-appointed Ip Kwok-him as members of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee (the Committee). Their term of office in the Committee took effect from 7 July, 2017 and will last until 30 June, 2019.
Lam is an unofficial ExCo member and head of Haven Of Hope Christian Service.
Appointments to Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants
The government has appointed Walter Chan Kar-lok and Ava Ng Tse Suk-ying as members of the Advisory Committee on Post-service Employment of Civil Servants (ACPE) for a term of two years from 1 September, 2017 to August 31, 2019.
Chan is the convenor of the Appeal Panel on Government’s Voluntary Contributions under the Civil Service Provident Fund Scheme. Ng also sits on the Antiquities Advisory Board.