Hong Kong lawmakers to be fined HK$3,400 for skipping Legislative Council meetings under proposed rule changes

Hong Kong lawmakers will be fined HK$3,400 (US$438) for skipping meetings without proper reasons if latest proposed amendments to the Legislative Council’s rule book are passed.Legco’s Committee on Rules of Procedure, which comprises 12 pro-establishment legislators, revealed the suggested changes after a closed-door meeting on Tuesday.Committee chairman Paul Tse Wai-chun said the fine was aimed at protecting the dignity of the legislature, as opposition lawmakers had used the counting of…

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