Priscilla Leung

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Dr the Honourable
Priscilla Leung Mei-fun
SBS, JP
梁美芬
Priscilla Leung Mei Fun.jpg
Dr Priscilla Leung
Member of the Legislative Council
Incumbent
Assumed office
1 October 2008
Preceded by New seat
Constituency Kowloon West
Personal details
Born (1960-11-18) 18 November 1960 (age 54)
Hong Kong
Nationality Chinese
Political party Professional Forum
Business and Professionals Alliance for Hong Kong
Spouse(s) Prof. Wang Guiguo
Residence Hong Kong
Alma mater Chinese University of Hong Kong (BSSc)
Renmin University (LLM, JSD)
Occupation Barrister
Associate professor
Profession Legislative Councillor
Religion Christianity
Priscilla Leung
Chinese 梁美芬

Priscilla Leung Mei-fun SBS JP (Chinese:梁美芬; born 18 November 1960, Hong Kong) is a Hong Kong Legislative Councillor, representing the Kowloon West constituency since 2008. She is also a member of Kowloon City District Council.[1][2]

She is a barrister and an associate professor at the City University of Hong Kong's[3] School of Law, where her husband, Wang Guiguo, was the Dean.

LegCo member[edit]

Leung was supported by the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government and the pro-Beijing Federation of Trade Unions in her bid for a Legco seat. She blamed that she was on being an independent and not a Beijing loyalist.[4] But she supported the government's bill in most of the period.

During her LegCo election campaign, she staged a publicity stunt of catching rats in Yau Tsim Mong District, earning her the nickname "Queen of Rats" Chinese: 鼠王芬.[5]

Leung is a social conservative, she is extremely opposed to same-sex marriage and rejected all rights to the gay couples.

Controversies[edit]

On 13 January 2010 she walked out from the LegCo chamber after fellow legislator Albert Chan had said "some people teach dog shit laws" ("教狗屎法律") in an apparent reference to Leung.[6] Chan refused to withdraw his comment and LegCo president Tsang Yok-sing subsequently ruled that no LegCo rules had been violated.

On 21 January 2010, in a response to the quasi-referendum on universal suffrage which was triggered by the resignation of five pan-democracy members of LegCo, Leung announced she would introduce a private member's bill which would forbid legislators from resigning unless they became ill or were convicted of a crime.[7] Ronny Tong criticised her move as a contravention of the Basic Law: he said such a bill would infringe the right to stand for elections protected under Article 26 and would be inconsistent with Article 74 which prohibits individual legislators from tabling bills that relate to the political structure.[8] She also went on record stating that the resignations of the five legislators contravened the Basic Law of Hong Kong. However, in spite of her background as a teacher of constitutional law, she failed to substantiate her claim.

On 25 January 2010, she stated that the LegCo resignations were a form of abuse, although such resignations are common in many parliamentary democracies. She also stated that amending the relevant legislation to prevent those who resigned from running in by-elections would put Hong Kong in line with practice in Britain. However, as the 2008 resignation and subsequent re-election of the former Chairman of the Conservative Party, David Davis, shows, quasi-referendums are perfectly legal in Britain. In 2014, she advocates the Hong Kong Government to establish a "Voluntary Army" formed by pro-Beijing armed force to oppress Hong Kong people as the Beijing Central Government has no confidence in Hong Kong Police would oppress Hong Kong people like what they did in 1989 Beijing Tiananmen Square June Massacre.

Education[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Priscilla Leung biodata[dead link]
  2. ^ Recipients of HKSAR Honours and Awards
  3. ^ "Full-Time Staff, School of Law, City University of Hong Kong (CHK)". Cityu.edu.hk. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Battle for Kowloon West heats up". The Standard. Hong Kong. 27 August 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  5. ^ 梁美芬社區足跡
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "RTHK English News". RTHK. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "ˇ弒母殺妹魔童判入小欖". Sing Tao Daily. Retrieved 22 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

Legislative Council of Hong Kong
New seat Member of Legislative Council
Representative for Kowloon West
2008–present
With: Starry Lee, James To, Frederick Fung (2008–2012)
Wong Yuk-man (2008–present)
Ann Chiang, Helena Wong, Claudia Mo (2012–present)
Incumbent
Party political offices
New political party Chairman of Kowloon West New Dynamic
2008–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Chan Kin-por
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Leung Ka-lau
Member of the Legislative Council