Hong Kong’s Legislative Council paid out HK$13.3 million in end-of-service gratuities to resigned opposition lawmakers

Apr 9, 2021 | INVESTING

A total of HK$13.3 million (US$1.7 million) in end-of-service gratuities were paid to the 19 Hong Kong opposition lawmakers who resigned last year, 16 of them in protest against a decision from Beijing that led to the ousting of four fellow pan-democrats.Legislative Council secretary general Kenneth Chen Wei-on disclosed the payments to Finance Committee lawmakers in a written reply on Friday, stating that the Legco Commission had decided to pay all those who resigned so long as they had…

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