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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 ...

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    People Power duo spy new filibuster option

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com People Power duo spy new filibuster option People Power's two lawmakers said yesterday that they planned to join more Legislative Council committees so they could step up attempts to filibuster controversial bills and government funding applications. Raymond Chan Chi-chuen and Albert Chan Wai-yip said they intended to join the establishment ...

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

    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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. ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    John Tsang tells filibuster lawmakers to end 'farce'

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Finance chief's blog says public is annoyed at tactic to hold up approval of budget Tsang tells filibuster lawmakers to end 'farce' Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah has an angry message for the lawmakers whose filibuster is holding up the budget bill: "go away" and stop the "farce". In a posting on his blog ...

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    Legco chief plans moves to cut short budget filibuster effort

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:50am by Tony Cheung, JEFFIE LAM

    ... filibuster moves Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing is set to announce fresh moves today to curb a marathon filibuster on the government budget that threatens to cut off ... bill as they demand a universal pension and cash handouts for the public. Tsang's comments came after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying condemned the filibuster and called on the public ...




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