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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Filibusters over budget vote in Legco waste of time and resources

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Budget filibusters serve no purpose Ask anyone about the Legislative Council's performance and the reply is likely to be the same: stop the filibusters! Like it or not, ... pressure, has the duty to ensure council business is run efficiently. Until there is a consensus on how to end filibusters, Tsang can only try to reduce the damage in advance by controlling what can ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Scrap tired tactic of filibustering A political issue has, at long last, united pro-establishment lawmakers and mainstream pan-democrats in the legislature- the filibuster ... used filibusters to try to block a popular government plan to replace the "fruit money" of needy elderly with a higher monthly allowance of HK$2,200. Their objections delayed the new ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pension debate throws up hard questions about financial burden

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 03:25am by SCMP Editorial

    ... With the filibuster pushing for a universal protection scheme coming to an end in Legco, Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah took up the issue on his official blog. While acknowledging it was time ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco should stop the farce and get to work

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... of filibustering, mounted by a handful of rebel lawmakers, the scrutiny of bills has been suspended, panel sessions disrupted and meetings aborted due to insufficient attendance, while hours are spent ... or not the olive branch will be well received by the government remains unclear. The filibuster by the League of Social Democrats and People Power is intended to push the government to introduce ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The people suffer when there's too much politicking

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... effectively ended 29 hours of filibustering by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung. The government says the approval for the new posts implies support for the allowance. Subject to the budget's ... the filibuster appears to have brought nothing more than frustration and delay. Political gain has to be weighed against the consequences. In the case of the old-age allowance, it is the loss not just ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Tong must co-operate with probes for his sake and the ICAC's

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

    ... "filibustering". But what happened begs the question why the committee did not invoke the Legislative Council (Powers and Privileges) Ordinance to allow a more meaningful inquiry. The public has high hopes ...



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