“King of judicial review” Kwok Cheuk-kin has filed a writ seeking to oust pro-Beijing lawmaker Junius Ho from his seat, after Ho’s solicitor qualifications came into question over the past week.
Though it was confirmed that Ho was admitted as a solicitor in Singapore, England and Wales, it emerged that Ho did not hold practising certificates for the jurisdictions in question.
His Chinese biography on the K. C. Ho & Fong website and the Legislative Council page stated that he was a “practising member” in each of the regions. The page was updated on Saturday to add the word “qualification,” suggesting that he could potentially become a practising member, but that he was not necessarily practising. His Legislative Council page was also updated on Monday.
The Cheung Chau resident said in the writ that Ho violated the Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Conduct) Ordinance. Under the law, it is illegal to publish false or misleading statements about a candidate.
Kwok said Ho was making use of the title to obtain advantages and receive monthly benefits as a legislative councillor, and called on him to return his wages, Ming Pao reported.
Kwok earlier also challenged the qualifications of two pro-Beijing DAB lawmakers Elizabeth Quat and Wilson Or, claiming that they fraudulently obtained their seats using false academic credentials.
Kwok described his legal challenges as “getting rid of the three evils” and said he hoped that “these three lying lawmakers will be removed by us using methods of justice.”
Kwok was earlier barred from applying for legal aid over the next three years, after the authorities said his conduct amounted to an abuse of the legal aid system.