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Lam Cheuk-ting (Chinese: 林卓廷; born 13 June 1977) is a Democratic Party politician in Hong Kong. He is a former investigator of the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) and chief executive of the Democratic Party. He is current member of the North District Council for Shek Wu Hui. He was elected to the Legislative Council of Hong Kong in 2016 through New Territories East.


Lam Cheuk-ting
林卓廷
Lam Cheuk-ting 2017.jpg
Member of the Legislative Council
Assumed office
1 October 2016
Preceded byEmily Lau
ConstituencyNew Territories East
Personal details
Born (1977-06-13) 13 June 1977 (age 42)
Hong Kong
NationalityHong Kong Chinese
Political partyDemocratic Party
ResidenceSha Tin, New Territories
Alma materChinese University of Hong Kong

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BiographyEdit

Lam graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1999, studying Government and Public Administration. After graduation, he joined the Democratic Party and became assistant of Albert Ho. He was transferred to Democratic Party's Legislative Council Secretariat in 2001 and became assistant of party's chairman in 2003, having been serving Yeung Sum, Lee Wing-tat and Albert Ho. In 2006 when the Democratic Party set up a five-member investigation commission on the allegation of some senior members involving in spying activities of Beijing, he became the secretary of the commission.[1]

He left the party and joined the Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) as an investigator in 2006. He returned to the Democratic Party as chief executive in 2011, succeeding Chan Ka-wai who quit after being caught visiting a one-woman brothel.[2]

Lam is a spokesman of the Property Owners' Anti Bid-Rigging Alliance against an alleged bid-rigging scandal in Garden Vista, where he is a resident, as well as the alleged scandals in other flats.[3] He was also involved in parallel trading issue, which was criticised for affecting the daily livelihood of local residents especially in North District, as a coordinator of the Sheung Shui Parallel-Goods Monitoring Group.[4]

In 2015, he won a seat in Shek Wu Hui of the North District Council in the 2015 District Council elections, defeating incumbent Simon Wong Yuen-keung. In 2016, he represented the Democratic Party to run in New Territories East for the 2016 Legislative Council election, succeeding chairwoman Emily Lau.

 
Democratic Party lawmaker Lam Cheuk-ting held a press conference with a number of victims and witnesses of the Yuen Long attack to talk about the experience. Hong Kong. 24 July 2019[5]

Yuen Long MTR station violenceEdit

Lam was a victim of the Yuen Long attacks on 21 July 2019. As a result, his mouth was wounded and he was treated with several stitches. Lam was streaming the violence on Facebook with his phone.[5][6]

Personal lifeEdit

Lam is noted for his height, which is 1.92m.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "民主黨力捧林卓廷 剷除匯點勢力". Eastweek. 7 November 2011.
  2. ^ "City Digest". South China Morning Post. 5 August 2011.
  3. ^ "'One small step': Hong Kong residents of alleged bid-rigging estate see subcontractor's confession as winning pivot in war with management". South China Morning Post. 29 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Restricted Entry to Hong Kong Aims to Lessen Parallel Trading". Epoch Times. 15 April 2015.
  5. ^ a b 湯惠芸 (25 July 2019). "香港立法會議員聯同元朗襲擊受害人 親述恐怖經歷將追究責任". Voice of America, Cantonese (in Chinese). Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  6. ^ Lam, Jeffie; Lo, Clifford (23 July 2019). "How marauding gang struck fear into Yuen Long, leaving dozens of protesters and passengers injured, and Hong Kong police defending their response". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 31 July 2019.
  7. ^ "政Whats噏:立會兩高人 阿廷勝高佬賢半吋". Oriental Daily. 22 September 2016.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Chan Ka-wai
Chief Executive of Democratic Party
2011–2016
Succeeded by
Christopher Tsoi
Political offices
Preceded by
Simon Wong
Member of North District Council
Representative for Shek Wu Hui
2016–present
Incumbent
Legislative Council of Hong Kong
Preceded by
Emily Lau
Member of Legislative Council
Representative for New Territories East
2016–present
Incumbent
Order of precedence
Preceded by
Ho Kai-ming
Member of the Legislative Council
Hong Kong order of precedence
Member of the Legislative Council
Succeeded by
Holden Chow
Member of the Legislative Council