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  1. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Legco set for epic budget protest over pensions

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Marathon filibuster expected to surpass last year's 13-day action as pan-democrats table record number of amendments to budget bill Legco set for epic budget protest over pensions The Legislative Council could be set for a marathon filibuster lasting into next month, after Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said yesterday that he could only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469775/legco-set-epic-budget-protest-over-pensions
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers plan court action if Jasper Tsang cuts short budget filibuster

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:45pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers plan court bid if Tsang cuts debate Pan-democrats who raised 1,917 amendments to the budget bill say their filibuster will last longer than last ... on fellow pan-democrats to use the filibuster as a chance to debate important issues. "If the budget debate is unreasonably cut short again, we will file a … judicial review against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482169/budget-filibuster-will-take-longer-last-years-120-hour-marathon-pan
  3. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long Hair's pension fund filibuster a grand idea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp There is no reason why some of the ample fiscal reserves cannot be designated for uses other than setting up another concrete pouring fund Long Hair's pension fund filibuster a grand idea "My filibuster this year is more meaningful and justified than the one a year ago. I will stop immediately if officials promise that a 50 billion-dollar universal pension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1472157/long-hairs-pension-fund-filibuster-grand-idea
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Tsang issues warning on budget protest Public services may eventually be affected if an expected filibuster of the budget lasts too long, Financial ... Raymond Chan Chi-chuen of the People Power group in the debate yesterday. "I hope lawmakers won't have a phobia of filibustering and will speak out to force the government to face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1471150/finance-chief-warns-lengthy-budget-filibuster-will-harm-public
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Radical lawmakers plan to filibuster budget debate to press for pensions

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pensions for all and pay cuts for 'useless' officials among demands ahead of debate Radical lawmakers plan another budget filibuster The Legislative Council could spend months debating this year's budget, with radical pan-democrats planning to table at least 500 amendments in a repeat of last year's filibuster attempt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464195/radical-lawmakers-plan-filibuster-budget-debate-press-pensions
  6. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers round on government's planned new technology bureau

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Questions raised about structure while radicals plan filibuster of funding application Lawmakers round on planned tech bureau The Leung Chun-ying administration's plan to establish a technology bureau could again be jeopardised by a filibuster, while lawmakers of all stripes have questioned its proposed structure. League of Social Democrats chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482427/lawmakers-round-governments-planned-new-technology-bureau
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco must get its house in order to stop filibustering abuse

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... walkouts, there is no shortage of drama in Legco. But there are limits as to how far politicians should go. Stalling important bills and funding by using a filibuster is a prime example. Originally ... the filibuster if needed. It is good that the issue has been given serious attention and is being treated with a sense of urgency. Understandably, the question of where to draw the line is a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1438106/legco-must-get-its-house-order-stop-filibustering-abuse
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco boss Jasper Tsang in bid to stop filibustering

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco boss in bid to stop filibustering The Legislative Council president yesterday unveiled two proposals to cut short filibusters, which some lawmakers use to try to stall government plans. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing also pledged, at a spring luncheon with lawmakers and ministers, to "swiftly cut short filibustering every time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434329/legco-boss-bid-stop-filibustering
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang looks for rule change to end filibusters

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:09am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Tsang says delaying tactics could be halted by letting lawmakers put forward closure motion Bust the filibusters, says Legco chief Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing is pressing for action to find a way to cut short filibusters, the delaying tactics used by lawmakers to block government proposals. He has called for a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409318/legco-president-jasper-tsang-looks-rule-change-end-filibusters
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco sees proposal for technology bureau with HK$30 million budget

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by Amy Nip, Tanna Chong

    ... Amy Nip and Tanna Chong Legco gets HK$30 million proposal for policy team in charge of innovation and technology, but lawmaker threatens filibuster to kill it again C.Y. makes new try ... shelved the idea following a filibuster by lawmakers. The administration is keen to establish the bureau, which legislators were told would focus mainly on IT development. A government source said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472274/legco-sees-proposal-technology-bureau-hk30-million-budget

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