JR king now targets ‘pro-independence DAB’ winner

Kwok Cheuk-kin says the name of the prominent pro-Beijing party shows that it wants Hong Kong to become independent. Photo: RTHK

Kwok Cheuk-kin says the name of the prominent pro-Beijing party shows that it wants Hong Kong to become independent. Photo: RTHK

The so-called “king of judicial reviews” has filed a lawsuit aiming to strip newly elected lawmaker Vincent Cheng of his seat, saying his pro-Beijing DAB party advocates Hong Kong’s independence.

Cheng won the Kowloon West race on Sunday, inflicting the first ever by-election defeat on the opposition. 

Kwok Cheuk-kin, a retired civil servant who has unsuccessfully tried to launch judicial reviews against several government policies, said in his latest bid that the name of the party – Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong – is an indicator of its secession motive.

He claimed the party aims to develop Hong Kong into a full democracy and split the SAR away from China.

Reacting to the report, DAB chairwoman Starry Lee said in Beijing that the allegation was a “joke”.

She said the DAB has 12 lawmakers in Legco and all of them respect and uphold the Basic Law.

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