A recent hot topic is separation of powers. The Chief Executive, politicians and lawyers have expressed different views on whether there is the so-called “separation of powers” among the executive, the legislature and the judiciary in Hong Kong. For example, Mrs Carrie Lam said that there was no “separation of powers” in the city’s executive-led political system, but said there is judicial independence and a clear division of work between different branches of the administration, and there are checks and balances among the three branches of government. However, the HK Bar Association said that her point about no “separation of powers” was unfounded and inconsistent with the Basic Law. In your opinion, whose view is correct, and why?
Hon Au Nok-hin and Hon Chu Hoi-dick proposed to introduce a member’s bill to amend sections 18 and 19 of the Public Order Ordinance concerning the definition and maximum penalty for the offences of unlawful assembly and riot respectively.
Jumping toll gate – what laws are they breaking?