Macau (MNA) – The suspended legislator Sulu Sou Ka Hou questioned the Legislative Assembly (AL)’s attempt to encroach on the independence of the courts, according to a statement made by Mr. Sou.
Posted on his Facebook Page on Friday evening, the statement addresses the project resolution – ‘Political nature of Plenary deliberations in the Legislative Assembly’ – which will be deliberated in a plenary session on the same day (January 16) when Mr. Sou is to undergo trial for an alleged crime of aggravated disobedience.
‘[The AL is] telling a Court – that has been called to decide whether this is a political act or not – that this is a political act: in other words, the AL would be seeking to answer one of the questions that is for the Courts to address,’ the statement claimed.
The young legislator also pointed out the inappropriateness of the deliberation, given that the AL is itself a party in the dispute.
Mr. Sou also specified that ‘the Basic Law does not govern the suspension of a Legislator’s mandate.’
‘We should leave it to the Courts to decide where to draw the line between two sovereign bodies protected by the principle of separation of powers,’ the statement concludes.
[Edited by Sheyla Zandonai]