China/Hong Kong: Pro-Beijing lawmaker wants Occupy co-founder sacked from HKU post for ‘poisoning young minds’

August 21, 2017

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Pro-establishment lawmaker Junius Ho Kwan-yiu has called for the dismissal of a co-founder of the 2014 Occupy protests from his teaching post, saying that he is “unfit to teach” law at the city’s oldest university.

Speaking on a radio programme on Monday morning, Ho said he would write to the University of Hong Kong asking for Benny Tai Yiu-ting, who is a law professor at the school, to be removed.

“It is no longer appropriate for Benny Tai to teach at HKU given that he is teaching students how to maintain the rule of law under the spirit of advocating civil disobedience,” Ho said. “[He is] poisoning young minds … we cannot let this happen, he needs to be removed.”

Tai has been an associate dean on HKU’s law faculty since 2000, specialising in constitutional and administrative law, according to the university’s website.

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