Activist lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung, also known as Long Hair, may not run for reelection in 2016 but will continue the fight for reform outside the establishment.
Leung said he feels helpless that not much can be done by the political opposition in the Legislative Council which is dominated by the pro-establishment camp, am730 reported Wednesday.
However, Leung said he is not withdrawing entirely from politics.
Leung, who is often branded as a radical, has vigorously defended his political positions, saying Legco could simply pass legislation that is not in the best interest of Hong Kong if there were no people like him in the chamber.
Recently, he rattled the pro-democracy camp by challenging fellow legislators to resign to create an impact instead of joining a civil disobedience campaign by Occupy Central.
“If I feel I cannot do more being a legislator, I might as well quit, even if there is just me resigning,” Leung said.
He accused pan-democrats of being cowardly after they vowed to reject a political reform proposal for the next chief executive election without considering what’s next.
Leung said the 2016 Legco election is not only about democrats picking up more seats but also ensuring that Hong Kong people’s disaffection with the politicial process does not turn into despair.
“If that happens, it will be end of Hong Kong’s quest for democracy,” he said.
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