Film producer Checkley Sin Kwok Lam announces he wants to replace Carrie Lam as elections loom
Jessie Pang and Twinnie SiuThe Hong Kong city skyline. Picture: 123RF/SEAN PAVONEHong Kong — Kung fu master and film producer Checkley Sin Kwok Lam said on Wednesday he intends to run in Hong Kong’s leadership race, a surprise move that comes as incumbent Carrie Lam has yet to confirm whether she will run for a second term.
The 65-year-old is the first person to announce their candidacy ahead of the election on March 27. Chief executive Lam, who has presided over some of Hong Kong’s most tumultuous periods in history, is due to end her term in June.Willing candidates need the backing of a powerful “patriots only” electoral body formed by 1,500 pro-Beijing people in Hong Kong. It was unclear whether Sin has such support.Read more: Business Day »