An intense quarrel unfolded between pro-Beijing lawmaker Ann Chiang and the Democratic Party’s lawmaker Helena Wong during Monday’s session of the Panel on Education.
The session was attended by Secretary for Education Eddie Ng Hak-kim. The row started as soon as Wong’s round began, with Chiang, who chaired the meeting, commenting that Wong “likes talking so much” after she invited the pro-democracy lawmaker to raise questions for Ng.
Wong complained about the attitude of Chiang, who then fired back, insisting that she had the right to reply to Wong’s criticism. The Democratic Party’s lawmaker asked Chiang to “shut up” several times, while Chiang stood firm and said she had the power to decide how to run the meeting.