Interview: Fergus Leung urges Hong Kong people to keep fighting for democracy as gov't moves to oust him from district council

Hong Kong district councillor Fergus Leung, one of those who may soon be unseated once a new oath-taking law for public officers is passe...


Hong Kong district councillor Fergus Leung, one of those who may soon be unseated once a new oath-taking law for public officers is passed, is urging Hongkongers to be more “proactive” in forming community networks to sustain the fight for democracy.

The looming disqualification of the 23-year-old and of three other democratic district councillors, came to light on Tuesday, when Constitutional and Mainland Affairs minister Erick Tsang unveiled plans to subject members of the 18 councils to an oath, a requirement which already exists for members of the higher-level Legislative Council and civil servants.

Fergus Leung. Photo: Kelly Ho/HKFP.

They will have to pledge loyalty to the Hong Kong government and vow to uphold the Basic Law, with violators facing a five-year election ban. Government officials will be empowered to decide whether councillors are sincere in swearing the oath, taking into account their previous comments or writings.

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