Hong Kong legislature tightens curbs on unruly members even though there are none left

Hong Kong’s Legislative Council (LegCo) on Thursday approved new rules allowing “grossly disorderly” members to be suspended from meetings for at least a week, even though the chamber is almost entirely composed of pro-government lawmakers after the opposition quit. The amendments to the Rules of Procedures were passed with just one dissenting vote, from Civic Passion chairperson Cheng Chung-tai, who questioned the need for them. Cheng is one of only two independents in the chamber since all 15 opposition members quit last November in sympathy with four colleagues who had been disqualified by …

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