Macau (MNA) – The project resolution about the political nature of decisions reached by the Macau SAR Legislative Assembly (AL) on matters regulating the suspension or termination of a legislator’s mandate, instructing that courts do not have the power to interfere by reversing such decisions, will be deliberated on a plenary session on Wednesday.
Initially scheduled to be held at the AL’s plenary session on Tuesday, a charged agenda did not allow for the project to be debated before the plenary called it a day at 8pm.
The project resolution entitled the ‘Political nature of Plenary deliberations in the Legislative Assembly’ to be discussed during the plenary session today, submitted by legislators Vong Hin Fai and Kou Hoi In on January 10, refers to the suspension of Sulu Sou Ka Hou.
The directly-elected legislator was ‘temporarily’ suspended from his functions on December 4, 2017 by the plenary (28 votes in favour, 4 against) to attend trial at the Court of First Instance on charges of qualified disobedience.
The trial in question was slated to start yesterday, but the hearing was suspended until further notice by the Judge on the case, Cheong Weng Tong, on claims that a decision should be first reached on the Court of Second Instance (TSI), where Mr. Sou had filed a case to clarify whether or not his suspension at AL was legally grounded.
After the hearing was called off yesterday morning, the young legislator headed to the plenary session in the afternoon, accompanied by Scott Chiang, his colleague at the New Macau Association.
Speaking to MNA on the occasion, Mr. Sou said there was no decision yet on his part and the defence lawyers, Jorge Menezes and Pedro Leal, about removing the case from the TSI, claiming further that he would continue to do his work while procedures progressed.