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  1. With time running out, pan-democrats seek vote while protesters' emotions run high

    Posted Jan 16th 2010, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... peak outside, or would you rather vote at 9am [Saturday] after the meeting resumes when everybody has gone home?' he said. 'The reason for us to filibuster is to allow the build-up ... was filibustering, saying all the questions party lawmakers asked were rational and reasonable. She blamed the failure of officials to fully answer the questions as why questions on similar topics had ...

  2. Review of rules urged to stop delaying tactics

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong Lawmakers from the pro-establishment camp yesterday signed a joint statement condemning the filibustering tactics of the pan-democrats in the debate on funding for the high-speed rail link to Guangzhou. They pledged to review the rules of procedure to prevent similar scenarios in the future. A vote on the project was eventually passed after more than 24 hours ...

  3. 'Referendum' a step too far

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... hand, some angry young league supporters will organise a few rowdy protests to express their views. The filibustering tactics and series of violent protests employed by the league and the Civic ...

  4. Too many wrong turns on a high-speed line we need

    Posted Jan 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... alternative that would have avoided putting a massive terminal in West Kowloon and demolishing a village. Legislators were right to push for answers. But filibustering by members of the pan-democrat ...

  5. Campaign to defer reform vote fails

    Posted Jun 24th 2010, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... for filibustering. 'Delaying the vote is wasting public money... I don't understand why they use such a tactic.' Civic Party legislator Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee said her party was concerned ...

  6. Public-opinion wars

    Posted Jan 21st 2010, 12:00am by Joseph Cheng

    ... Joseph Cheng The approval of the funding for the express rail-link project was never in doubt; filibustering tactics were only ever going to achieve a delay of two or three weeks. But the opposition will go on, and the political costs for the government have been unnecessarily high. The administration's handling of the issue reflects certain blind spots on its part. From ...

  7. Digging in- an old farmer faces one last battle against the odds

    Posted Dec 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... the lawmakers, all the pan-democrat camp could do was delay the vote- which they did with a filibuster launched on December 18 that held up approval until January 16. Thousands of young protesters ...



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