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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Dennis Kwok to oppose proposed curbs on filibusters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to oppose curbs on filibusters New legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang says he is ready to challenge any effort by the pro-government camp to prevent filibustering by tightening the Legco ... restructuring plan from being passed before the end of the last Legco session. While acknowledging that filibusters "come at a heavy price", Kwok said any tightening of the rules would ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... filibuster About 290,000 elderly residents in need may receive a new monthly allowance of HK$2,200 from April after the administration executed what critics said was a carefully devised tactic in Legco that cut short a filibuster. The government's manoeuvre last night ended the Finance Committee's discussion, totalling 29 hours across seven meetings since October, on a planned ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    Filibuster of old-age allowance plan leaves minority test-takers in limbo

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Group says subsidy for test fees is in limbo as lawmakers stall old-age allowance plan Filibuster blocks aid for minority exam takers A pressure group has accused the Education Bureau of creating panic among ethnic minority students by not spelling out how or when an examination subsidy stalled by a Legislative Council filibuster ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats defeat finance committee filibuster block again

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pro-government camp's bid to change procedures fails after 1,244 amendments Filibuster blocked again by democrats The pan-democrats stalled the pro-government camp's attempt to block filibusters on the Legislative Council Finance Committee yesterday for the second time in a month. At the end of a two-hour meeting, the committee failed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats to filibuster meeting on old-age allowance

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Parties who oppose means-testing new living allowance to stall crucial meeting on funding it Pan-democrats filibuster plot to defer old age vote Radical pan-democrats plan to filibuster when lawmakers scrutinise funding for a HK$2,200 old-age living allowance today. They aim to defer voting by the Legislative Council Finance Committee to demand ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang vows not to surrender on filibusters

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Jasper Tsang says he will fight any obstructive tactics by pan-democrats in the next session Legco president vows no surrender on filibusters The man who brought lawmakers' marathon 33-hour filibuster to an end said he would do it again as he staked his claim for a second four-year term as president of the Legislative Council. Jasper Tsang ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip vows to stall filibuster ban

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lawmaker vows to stall filibuster ban Radical lawmakers have vowed to table a series of amendments at a meeting of the Legislative Council finance committee tomorrow to stall Beijing loyalists' attempt at banning filibusters. People Power legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip warned yesterday of using the tactic to derail an attempt by Ip ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster motion is stifled by debate

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee and Tony Cheung Four hours of discussion on making alterations to finance committee procedures ends in threat by People Power to move '1,000 amendments' Filibuster motion is stifled by debate The pro-establishment camp's attempt yesterday to block filibusters on the Legislative Council Finance Committee became mired in a long debate about how to amend ...

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    Lawmaker anxious to reduce opposition filibusters

    Posted Oct 16th 2012, 02:40pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit A pro-government lawmaker wants to cut down on opposition filibusters by limiting the number of amendments each legislator can propose during committee debates. Ip Kwok-him ... meeting on Friday. In May, lawmakers from People Power and the League of Social Democrats launched a 33-hour filibuster to oppose government-proposed restrictions on by-elections. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    DAB's Leung Che-cheung to take on radicals over filibustering

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com New Territories West lawmaker says he will support plans to make filibustering harder DAB's Leung will fightradicals' 'mischievousness' Newly elected lawmaker Leung Che-cheung will support efforts to amend Legco's rules on procedures to prevent filibustering, even though he is aware the move has little chance of success. ...




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