Date
26 September 2017
Kwok Cheuk-kin (above) is accusing the DAB's Elizabeth Quat and Wilson Or of having fake academic credentials. Photo: HKEJ
Kwok Cheuk-kin (above) is accusing the DAB's Elizabeth Quat and Wilson Or of having fake academic credentials. Photo: HKEJ

Serial legal challenger seeks to oust DAB lawmakers

An elderly Cheung Chau resident filed a judicial review application on Thursday to disqualify two pro-Beijing lawmakers due to their problematic academic credentials.

Kwok Cheuk-kin, who has lived in Cheung Chau since 1996 after his retirement, filed the judicial review with the High Court to oust legislators Elizabeth Quat and Wilson Or from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong because of their allegedly false academic credentials, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

Kwok said giving false academic credentials was not fair to other candidates in the Legco election.

In response, Quat said the judicial review application could smear her reputation, claiming it is being done in revenge for the disqualification of four pro-democracy lawmakers last week.

Kwok has filed at least 20 judicial review petitions in the past 10 years, according to hk01.com.

In June, Kwok was banned from obtaining government financial assistance to file judicial review applications for three years by the Legal Aid Department, according to Hong Kong Free Press.

The department considered his conduct an “abuse” of the legal aid system.

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