Starry Lee reelected chairwoman of House Committee of HKSAR LegCo



Starry Lee Wai-king was reelected as chairwoman of the House Committee of the Legislative Council (LegCo) of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) on Monday.

Lee will continue to lead the House Committee after gaining 40 votes in a ballot at an election meeting, ending the prolonged filibusters of the opposition lawmakers led by Dennis Kwok Wing-hang to obstruct the election during 17 meetings since October last year.

The meeting was presided over by lawmaker Chan Kin-por as appointed by LegCo President Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen according to the Rules of Procedure of the LegCo.

As the meeting began at 11:00 a.m. local time, some opposition lawmakers shouted out slogans and repeatedly stormed the podium defended by security guards. The meeting was once suspended because of the disturbance.

After warnings went in vain, Chan asked security guards to expel the lawmakers involved from the meeting hall.