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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Give Legco powers to halt filibuster' says Labour stalwart

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to halt filibuster' The power to cut short a filibuster in the Legislative Council should lie with lawmakers and not the legislature president, a pan-democrat said yesterday after the latest filibuster, this time aimed at delaying passage of the budget bill, began on Wednesday. Labour Party stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan proposed that a vote by two-thirds of lawmakers should be enough to end ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501811/give-legco-powers-halt-filibuster
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property ... that filibustering in the Legislative Council had delayed passing of the measure. A large portion of the "enormous amount" of tax collected arose from purchases of non-residential properties, Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1553517/legco-filibuster-stamp-duty-puts-more-hk4b-stake
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster delays innovation and technology bureau proposal

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com People Power duo drag out meeting in protest against new-towns plan Filibuster delays innovation bureau The proposal for an innovation and technology bureau is likely to be delayed for at least three more months after two radical lawmakers forced the adjournment of a Legislative Council meeting yesterday. Filibustering People Power duo Albert ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545117/filibuster-delays-innovation-and-technology-bureau-proposal
  4. Comment - Letters

    Taxpayers will be ultimate losers over filibustering

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Taxpayers will be ultimate losers over filibustering Over the course of three straight weeks, the headlines of Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's weekly blog went from "Together we achieve universal suffrage" to "Get off", clearly demonstrating his mounting discontent and frustration at the endless filibustering at Legco meetings. Tsang had warned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519242/taxpayers-will-be-ultimate-losers-over-filibustering
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Legco president got us safely through budget filibuster

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu praises the Legco president for deftly guiding proceedings to allow the marathon budget filibuster yet limit its disruptions Cool head We see so much bad politics ... there is sometimes good politics at work. Take the recent end to the 130-hour budget filibuster that didn't make life any worse for ordinary Hong Kong people. For better or worse, things worked out, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1528122/how-legco-president-got-us-safely-through-budget-filibuster
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Budget bill finally passed after 130-hour filibuster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... passed after 130-hour filibuster The marathon budget debate finally came to a close last night- after 130 hours of talks- ending a filibuster that opponents had said could cost taxpayers some ... by the end of the meeting. The filibuster was launched by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung of the League of Social Democrats, and Albert Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen of People Power. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1525484/budget-bill-finally-passed-after-130-hour-filibuster
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief hails 'professionalism' of filibustering lawmakers

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 05:20am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Legco chief Jasper Tsang says filibustering lawmakers made a good effort to do their jobs Radical pan-dems praised for their 'professionalism' Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has hailed the "professionalism" three radical pan-democrats showed in their filibuster of the government's budget bill. Tsang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1523349/legco-chief-hails-professionalism-filibustering-lawmakers
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Government aims to head off filibuster

    Posted May 30th 2014, 04:10am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Government aims to head off filibuster In a move condemned as "brutal interference" in Legislative Council affairs, the government has asked the Finance Committee chairman to cap the number of motions a lawmaker can move. The call came in a letter from the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau aimed at heading off a filibuster planned ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1521399/government-aims-head-filibuster
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... Patsy Moy and Emily Tsang Finance chief says property levies piling up at law firms while lawmakers are filibustering Tsang frets over delay to stamp duty bill's passage Law firms ... complained about filibustering and wrote that the delay in passing the measure had forced law firms to keep an "enormous amount" in unpaid stamp duty, most of it levied on purchases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548273/unpaid-property-taxes-piling-law-firms-risk-legco-delays-stamp-duty
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Public 'disgusted' by filibustering, CY Leung says

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 04:22am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... Tony Cheung and Jeffie Lam Chief executive accuses radicals of 'hijacking the will of the majority of lawmakers and residents' Public 'disgusted' by filibustering, CY Leung says Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has stepped up his rhetoric against radical lawmakers' filibustering, saying the delaying tactics have hurt Hong Kong's competitiveness ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1518105/public-disgusted-filibustering-cy-leung-says

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