Hong Kong district councillor disqualified after court rules election invalid over statements about opponent

A Democratic Party district councillor was disqualified on Tuesday after a Hong Kong court ruled that his election was not valid because he hadmade false statements about his opponent’s political affiliation. The High Court said Hinson Hung, representing the Tsui Ping Constituency in Kwun Tong, had falsely claimed that his opponent, Cheng Keung-fung was not an independent candidate. Cheng filed an election petition – a legal challenge against the result of the 2019 election – saying Hung had accused him of being a “fake independent” candidate in election leaflets. Hung had pointed out that Che…

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