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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats agree to temper their filibuster campaign

    Posted Nov 29th 2014, 04:03am by Joyce Ng

    ... their filibustering Most pan-democratic lawmakers agreed reluctantly yesterday to limit their filibustering in opposing landfill expansions after the chairman of the Legislative Council's Finance ... an agreement with committee chairman Tommy Cheung Yu-yan to curb the filibuster. Leong said his camp would cap at 500 the number of amendments it would put forward on the government's proposal ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering could cut HK$20 billion out of economy, Paul Chan says

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Infrastructure spending will fall by HK$20 billion if pan-democrats don't cooperate, minister warns Filibustering could hurt the economy, Paul Chan says ... that affect people's livelihoods, to press their claims for a more democratic system for the 2017 chief executive election. Members of the Finance Committee have also attempted to filibuster some ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Public works funding request pulled from Legco as builders grumble

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Tony Cheung and Olga Wong

    ... hours before the construction industry appealed to pan-democratic lawmakers to stop filibustering, saying delaying public works projects on political grounds could cause significant unemployment ... that called on lawmakers to stop their filibustering. Alliance convenor Thomas Tse Che-wah, from the Construction Association, said the funding proposals endorsed by the subcommittee in the last ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Loyalists quit their usual smoking corner

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 04:04am by Tony Cheung, Joyce Ng, Stuart Lau

    ... separate themselves from the radical lawmakers involved in filibustering government funding requests. During a public works subcommittee meeting yesterday, Ann Chiang Lai-wan, of the Democratic ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - OCCUPY CENTRAL

    Pan-democratic legislators must stop hiding behind the students

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 05:00pm by Albert Cheng

    ... pledged to bog down the government by filibustering. Given their track record and own personal agendas, the democratic camp is doomed to disagree and split. Before that happens, all 27 should ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Allowances for elderly people set to increase

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... to lawmakers in December. He urged pan-democrat Legislative Council members to stop filibustering funding proposals in the Finance Committee. Based on a 4.2 per cent increase in the index ... the allowances. The changes will take effect in February if approved. Filibustering has created a backlog of funding requests, though pan-democrats have promised to approve requests on livelihood issues ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco gridlock will only hurt the people, says subcommittee chairman

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... for which funding was approved in 2010 despite protests and pan-democrats' filibustering efforts. A proposal passed without thorough scrutiny would cost the public even more, he said. "The ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Higher wages not big factor in Zhuhai bridge cost overrun, union says

    Posted Nov 09th 2014, 06:10am by Amy Nip, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... it was in the ballpark of the revised costs to be submitted to Legco. On the possibility lawmakers would filibuster the funding request, Cheung said: "The later it is, the costlier it will be. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Government confirms HK$5b cost blowout for Zhuhai bridge

    Posted Nov 07th 2014, 06:30am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Olga Wong, TIMMY SUNG

    ... of the Civic Party said it would be extremely difficult for the funding request to gain approval given radical pan-democrats' filibustering and the government's refusal to reorder agenda ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - OCCUPY CENTRAL - DAY 38: ANALYSIS

    Plan for Legco by-elections as 'referendum' on reform looks a non-starter

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 03:36am by Joyce Ng, Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung

    ... the pro-establishment camp would use the opportunity to pass motions to avoid filibustering. At present, pan-democrats hold a bare majority in the geographical constituencies necessary to block such proposals. ...




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