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Rumor has it that more than 170 district councillors from DQ Xu Yingwei: Handle the oath arrangement according to the law


The "Public Service (Election and Appointment) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021," which included district councilors under oath, was formally gazetted and took effect in May. Today (16th), there is news that the government has decided to arrange for district board members one by one in July.

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Written by: Peng Zhuowei

2021-06-16 12:17

Last update date: 2021-06-16 12:27

The "Public Service (Election and Appointment) (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2021," which included district councilors under oath, was formally gazetted and took effect in May.

It is reported today (16th) that the government has finalized arrangements for district board members to swear oaths one by one in July.

The three acts of participating in the primary elections of the democratic camp, lending the office of members as the primary voting station, and signing the "Mo Luo Wu Regrets" protest group position statement will be included in the "negative list", and at least 170 district council members will be included in the "negative list". DQ includes 11 district council chairpersons and 7 district council vice chairpersons.

The Secretary for Home Affairs, Xu Yingwei, will attend the Legislative Council meeting this morning and will be asked about relevant issues.

Xu Yingwei said that due to the large number of district councillors, it takes time to arrange the oath procedure, "no new information can be announced," and that the oath arrangement will be announced in due course.

When asked whether a by-election would be held if a large-scale DQ was made, Xu Yingwei said that this assumption cannot be made, emphasizing that the law has already set out clear requirements for public officials to swear oaths.

Xu Yingwei (Photo by Lin Songhua)

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