The New York Times Magazine has a major piece (“A Rebel in the Emperor’s Court”) on Leung Kwok-hung, better known in Hong Kong as Cheung Mo, or ”Long Hair” , a member of Hong Kong’s Legislative Council, or Legco, since September 2004.
The timming is interesting, give the recent resignation of Hong Kong Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa.
BWG comments on the election of “Long Hair”, and tells of the origin of his trademark:
With his attitude he may end up back in jail. Long Hair has been protesting since 1979 and has been incarcerated several times for short spells over a variety of offenses…Each time he goes to prison, he gets the regulation buzz cut. The longer his hair, the longer he’s been out of the pokey.