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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief Jasper Tsang rules out ‘Long Hair’ amendments to budget

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... acts on budget filibuster Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has thrown out more than half of the proposed amendments to the government budget after rejecting the majority of those tabled by a radical pan-democrat planning to filibuster the bill. Tsang rejected 957 of the 1,507 amendments put forward by League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486212/legco-chief-jasper-tsang-rules-out-long-hair-amendments-budget
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Meeting budget deadline impossible, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Meeting budget deadline impossible, Tsang warns The budget bill could not be passed by Wednesday even if the weeks-long filibuster ended, Legislative Council ... unless the four filibustering lawmakers withdrew the 700 amendments delaying it. Otherwise, even if the filibuster ended - an option legislators are expected to discuss today - the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236339/meeting-budget-deadline-impossible-jasper-tsang-warns
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... locked into filibuster frustration The original filibusters were pirates, not politicians, terrorising the cities of the West Indies and inciting revolts in Latin America. Since the term ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242169/use-filibuster-hks-legislative-assembly-divides-lawmakers-public
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Back-up plans mulled as government wises up after budget filibuster

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... filibuster Contingency plans to tackle filibusters on the budget will be lined up after the tactic stalled government funding this year, Professor Chan Ka-keung says. He said yesterday he had feared ... and the Treasury remained candid about his disapproval of filibustering, which he labelled "pointless". Chan said the government now was "armed with better knowledge" to handle any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1270519/back-plans-mulled-government-wises-after-budget-filibuster
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1042589/lawmaker-dennis-kwok-oppose-proposed-curbs-filibusters

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