Date
25 November 2017
Nathan Law (left ) is shown with Alex Chow (center) and Eason Chung during last year's democracy protests. Photo: Photo: Reuters
Nathan Law (left ) is shown with Alex Chow (center) and Eason Chung during last year's democracy protests. Photo: Photo: Reuters

Pro-democracy student group unveils new leaders

Hong Kong Federation of Students (HKFS), a key player in last year’s pro-democracy protests, has a new leader.

Council member Nathan Law from Lingnan University has been elected secretary general after promising to maintain the group’s focus on political reform and mass action, Ming Pao Daily reported Monday.

Law replaces Alex Chow, who said last year he wanted to focus on his studies.

Wong Hon-leung from the Hong Kong Baptist University and Wong Ka-fai from the Chinese University of Hong Kong became Law’s deputies.

Law said HKFS will monitor legislators to ensure they live up to their promise to vote against a Beijing-backed framework for the 2017 chief executive election.

Also, he said the federation will continue to press for the vindication of the June 4, 1989 democracy protests in Beijing that ended in a brutal suppression.

Law won 37 votes, beating Szeto Tsz-long who had 14.

Law and his deputies said they will work to strengthen the membership after several tertiary institutions announced their decision to withdraw from the federation, accusing it of lackluster performance and lax standards.

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