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Pan-dems cannibalise one of their own

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No sooner had disqualified lawmaker Lau Siu-lai announced her bid in the November by-election for the Kowloon West constituency, than a united front had already been formed.

No, I don’t mean the usual communist variety, but the pan-democratic type. Practically every yellow ribbon media outfit has been out in force attacking fellow pan-democrat and former legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee.

Fung’s crime? It’s for announcing that he might – might – run in the by-election in the event that Lau is disqualified by the election authorities.

Note that he is not saying he will run against Lau, the opposition’s so-called plan A, but its plan B, that is Lee Cheuk-yan, Lau’s Labour Party comrade.

In fact, Lau joined the party for the sole purpose of having Lee as a second by-election........

© South China Morning Post