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No need to enact national security law now

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We all know Wu Chi-wai is not the sharpest tool in the shed. But the Democratic Party chairman and lawmaker sometimes seems to go out of his way to demonstrate his many intellectual challenges.

During a debate on radio, Wu said any national security legislation under Article 23 of the Basic Law, the city’s mini-constitution, should only sanction political leaders, senior government figures and legislators.

But how should we define political leaders and politicians? Wu no doubt qualifies as a political leader, but what about his fellow party members? Would they be free from legal sanctions under his suggestion if they fought for Hong Kong independence, that is, so long as they didn’t hold any political or public appointment?

If you are a political party chief, senior civil servant, a minister or lawmaker, you are already........

© South China Morning Post