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  1. 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 ...

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    Aggressive behaviour in Legco chamber is not acceptable

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:19am by LETTERS

    ... Aggressive behaviour in Legco chamberis not acceptable Over the past two years, the debate on the annual budget bill has been characterised by radical lawmakers' filibustering ... filibustering can be and has been. The result of a recent survey showed public disapproval of this tactic. I also detest the lawmakers using this to achieve their so-called intended outcome. I do ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2014

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... has dealt with filibusters. There are similarities between Occupy Central and filibuster tactics. Critics say Occupy Central is holding Hong Kong hostage- if the government keeps ruling out the possibility of public nomination, Central will be paralysed, leading to tremendous economic losses. The same can be said about the filibuster in Legco. For example, some lawmakers support such tactics ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 27, 2014

    Posted May 27th 2014, 05:12am by LETTERS

    ... boundaries rather than trying to create a bilateral fait accompli. The Spratly and Paracel Islands are a totally different scenario to that of the Crimea. J. F. Kay, Lai Chi Kok     Filibuster can ... amendments to the budget bill, did all they could to obstruct passage of the bill. They expanded their filibustering by seeking to introduce 720 amendments to the funding application motion, ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 19, 2013

    Posted May 19th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ...   Tactic speaks volumes for people power I am writing about the recent filibuster in the Legislative Council, in which the debate on the budget was drawn out for three weeks. The issue of whether to stop or allow this debate provoked much controversy. Advocates say the filibuster is a necessary tactic in the fight for a universal pension. However, the critics say it is a waste ...

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    Letters to the Editor, July 28, 2014

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... of several radical members who introduced in their filibustering many amendments to bills. The president had to constantly remind radical speakers to stop being repetitive. Another time-wasting filibuster tactic was the frequent demand for roll calls. This year filibustering extended to legislative committees and panels. The chairman of Legco's Finance Committee, which comprises all ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 21, 2014

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by LETTERS

    ... to filibuster I refer to the report (" No reason yet to end 50-hour filibuster, says Legco president ", May 18). Because of the filibuster tactics by some lawmakers, the passing of the budget ... and that the full provision of medical services in public hospitals would not possible. Perhaps lawmakers, including those backing the filibuster, will find that their salaries do not get paid. I do ...

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    Letters to the Editor, June 3, 2014

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... are already here. I. M. Wright, Happy Valley   Copying West not always successful I refer to the article by Stephen Vines (" Filibuster spectacle only shows up Legco dysfunction ", May 24). ... about American filibustering legislators and showed how dumb our filibustering legislators are by comparison. He laid into the financial secretary for blaming the filibustering for the delay ...

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    Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2013

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Disruptive filibuster had to be halted I agree with the decision of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to end a filibuster on the budget bill. Actually, I support the People Power lawmakers because they often help citizens on low incomes. But, I disagree with the filibustering tactics they employed in the Legco chamber as it made it difficult ...

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    Letters to the Editor, July 31, 2014

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:26am by LETTERS

    ... filibustering to hold the rest of Hong Kong hostage if they do not get what they want. The compliant media slavishly gives them coverage because it needs juicy material for the evening news. ...




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