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2020-10-27T09:50:46.944Z

After the extension of the Legislative Council, the Legislative Council meeting has gone through two weeks so far. Democrats have spoken many times in the meeting and asked for a fixed number of people. Chairman Liang Junyan responded with a cross-cutting cloth. Both parties will discuss the content of their speeches and opportunities from time to time. The problem is disputed. Members of the pro-democracy Legislative Council met with Liang Junyan today (27) and then met with reporters. They criticized Liang Junyan for unreasonably restricting Members' right to speak, and threatened that if the situation does not improve, they will be forced to fight back. Liang Junyan said that he frankly exchanged opinions with the democrats at the meeting; and as chairman, in addition to allowing members to speak, he must also take into account the overall operation of the Legislative Council. It is not the only job of the legislature to deliberate legislation. He has to balance all parties.



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Written by: Lin Jian and Di Ruimin

2020-10-27 16:21

Last update date: 2020-10-27 17:45

After the extension of the Legislative Council, the Legislative Council meeting has gone through two weeks so far. Democrats have spoken many times in the meeting and asked for a fixed number of people. Chairman Liang Junyan responded with a cross-cutting cloth. Both parties will discuss the content of their speeches and opportunities from time to time. The problem is disputed.

Members of the pro-democracy Legislative Council met with Liang Junyan today (27) and then met with reporters.

They criticized Liang Junyan for unreasonably restricting Members' right to speak, and threatened that if the situation does not improve, they will be forced to fight back.

Liang Junyan said that he frankly exchanged opinions with the democrats at the meeting; and as chairman, in addition to allowing members to speak, he must also take into account the overall operation of the Legislative Council. It is not the only job of the legislature to deliberate legislation. He has to balance all parties.

Members of the Democrats Legislative Council met with Legislative Council Chairman Liang Junyan.

They criticized Liang Junyan for unreasonably restricting Members' right to speak, and threatened that if the situation does not improve, they will be forced to fight back.

Hu Zhiwei, the convener of the democratic party conference, said that they were very dissatisfied with Liang Junyan's ruling. He believed that he did not respect the right of members to speak and had unnecessary restrictions on the content of his speech.

He pointed out that if the positions of the parliamentarians are the same, some of their opinions may be similar. To prevent them from speaking in this way is to restrict the right of colleagues to speak. Democrats express strong dissatisfaction with this.

Hong Kong native Mao Mengjing said that Liang Junyan expressed some concerns "surprisingly and frankly" during the meeting, but the content of his words cannot be quoted.

She pointed out that she understands that the chairman of the conference has its own difficulties, but everything is limited. Such restrictions on the right to speak are forcing the democrats to fight back and make the situation worse and worse. This is what everyone does not want to see, but she did not say anything. " What does "counterattack" mean.

Democratic Party member Lin Zhuoting pointed out that they were dissatisfied with the chairman's "double standards" in speaking to the democratic and establishment members. There were many restrictions on the democrats, and the establishment was left open to them.

He also pointed out that every member has his own voter base, and he should explain to his own voters. If the content repeats the content of others, it doesn’t work. Doesn’t it mean that the democrats and the establishment should each find a representative to speak, and the others "sit down." "He asked Liang Junyan to stop the relevant behavior.

Liang Junyan: There is not much time left, it is the responsibility to terminate the meeting appropriately

Liang Junyan said that the Legislative Council is currently backlogging a lot of work. In addition to the "Fisheries Protection (Amendment) Bill 2019" to be reviewed tomorrow, there are still 20 government bills and 62 subsidiary legislations to be reviewed and sufficient time is needed to deal with them.

He explained that the Legislative Council only has about 30 meetings a year, among which the Budget and Policy Address account for 4 and 2 meetings each, so there is not much time left.

He mentioned that during the meeting, some members complained about unfairness, but he reminded all the members who digressed according to the "Rules of Procedure". He also said that he would be more relaxed in the second reading and would terminate the members who did not listen to advice when they entered the committee stage. Speak.

Liang Junyan emphasized that according to Article 73 of the Basic Law, the legislature is empowered as a whole, and Article 72 also stipulates that the chairman is responsible for presiding over the meeting; he is responsible for terminating the meeting at an appropriate time and voting to make the meeting continue in an orderly manner.

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