Date
25 May 2017
Albert Ho (left) is seeking a meeting of the Democratic Party's central committee to discuss possible action against Nelson Wong for the latter's open support to the government's political reform plan. Photos: HKEJ
Albert Ho (left) is seeking a meeting of the Democratic Party's central committee to discuss possible action against Nelson Wong for the latter's open support to the government's political reform plan. Photos: HKEJ

Democratic Party could freeze Nelson Wong’s membership

Democratic Party’s Albert Ho has lashed out at party member Nelson Wong Sing-chi for the latter’s reported proposal to solicit signatures in support of the government’s political reform plan, Apple Daily reported.

Wong resigned from the party’s central committee recently after he failed to observe the party’s line on the political reform package.

Ho said in a press conference that Wong’s actions will destroy the unity of the party. He described the party member’s conduct as being no different from that of Robert Chow’s Alliance for Peace and Democracy (APD).

Ho said he will call for an urgent central committee meeting, and that Wong’s party membership could be frozen.

Wong said on Monday before Ho’s press conference that he would like to solicit signatures from the public who want the Democratic Party to accept the government’s proposal.

Ho said he cannot see any differences between the APD’s pro-government campaign and that of Wong in terms of motive and intended outcome.

He said he is confident that he can get a sufficient number of central committee members to hold a special meeting as soon as Wednesday or Thursday to seek a suspension of Wong’s membership.

If things turn out as Ho suggested, Wong could become the first Democratic Party member to have his membership suspended.

A suspension will require the nod of at least two-thirds of members of the party’s 18-person-strong central committee.

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