Incumbent President of the Law Society, Melissa Pang earlier issued many emails calling members to support the five pro-CCP candidates.
It was understood that many lawyers attended the meeting raised queries, questioning the appropriateness for Pang to preside the meeting. They also asked Pang to consider not casting her vote. Pang refused respective requests in the meeting.
Although Pang said she was unaware how the e-mail she sent out with her preferred choice of candidates had been leaked out, her action did provoke keen contest that saw more than 30,000 votes casted on May 28.
Such enthusiasm in election, in fact helped the four liberals to win by more than 3,000 votes, than the pro-CCP candidates. That said, among 20 councilors of the Society, liberals are still among the minority, even after taking these four new seats in the Council.
In a statement, the victorious liberal voices – Kenneth Lam, Janet Pang, Michelle Tsoi and Davyd Wong – said they were thankful for their mandate to uphold the rule of law and enhance the transparency and accountability of the Law Society.
The wrote on their Facebook page, “in this challenging time, we promise we will try our very best to work hard on those issues and uphold the rule of law.”