Hong Kong gov’t puts district councillors’ new oath-taking requirement to legislature

The Hong Kong government has officially introduced an oath-taking requirement bill to the legislature, which will require district councillors to swear allegiance to the city and vow to uphold the Basic Law. Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Erick Tsang submitted the draft amendments related to oath-taking for public officers to the Legislative Council (LegCo) on Wednesday. The bill – consisting of nine parts and 31 amendments – seeks to extend the current loyalty pledge for government officials and lawmakers to members of the 18 district councils. The pro-democracy camp hold a…

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