Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung (pictured) says CY Leung’s UGL probe involvement needs to be put on record. File photo: RTHK
Alvin Yeung talks to RTHK’s Mike Weeks
Civic Party leader Alvin Yeung on Wednesday defended a move by pan-democratic lawmakers to censure CY Leung, saying their bid is aimed at underlining the historic significance of the issue.
Lawmakers are to introduce a censure motion on Wednesday even though Leung’s tenure ends in a month’s time and there is very little chance of getting the council’s backing for the move.
The opposition accuse the Chief Executive of breaching the law and a dereliction of duty after he secretly contacted the DAB’s Holden Chow with the hope of changing the direction of a Legco investigation into the HK$50 million payment Leung received from UGL.
Yeung said the CE was trying to interfere in Legco affairs, with the connivance of a legislator, and it was a very serious incident that should be put on record.
“This is more than a gesture. It is the attitude of the Legco that we cannot accept what is totally wrong,” he said.
Yeung told RTHK’s Mike Weeks that it has to be made clear that the motion is not aimed at the UGL donation probe, but is focused on what Leung and Chow did.