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  1. Comment - Letters

    Taxpayers will be ultimate losers over filibustering

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Taxpayers will be ultimate losers over filibustering Over the course of three straight weeks, the headlines of Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's weekly blog went from "Together we achieve universal suffrage" to "Get off", clearly demonstrating his mounting discontent and frustration at the endless filibustering at Legco meetings. Tsang had warned ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Legco president got us safely through budget filibuster

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu praises the Legco president for deftly guiding proceedings to allow the marathon budget filibuster yet limit its disruptions Cool head We see so much bad politics ... there is sometimes good politics at work. Take the recent end to the 130-hour budget filibuster that didn't make life any worse for ordinary Hong Kong people. For better or worse, things worked out, ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Use threat of Legco seat loss to curb budget filibusters

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:49am by LETTERS

    ... Use threat of Legco seat loss to curb budget filibusters The abortive Legislative Council session on Wednesday was well within public expectations. As your editorial (" Budget filibusters serve no purpose ", April 25) pointed out, public concern is growing over a disturbing event affecting the Hong Kong community. You describe the current filibusters as "tiring ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibuster spectacle only shows up Legco dysfunction

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 07:59pm by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Stephen Vines says lawmaking gets short shrift in 'opposition chamber' Filibuster spectacle only shows up Legco dysfunction In the classic 1939 Hollywood film Mr Smith Goes to Washington, an anguished rookie senator, played by Jimmy Stewart, launches a one-man filibuster for reasons everyone has forgotten but in a manner that made him a hero. Filibusters ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pointless filibusters waste time and money

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Filibusters waste time and money Outrage is to be expected after a filibuster over the vote on the budget bill brought the Legislative Council to an abrupt halt ... With the quorum bell ringing for up to 15 minutes, much of the time was spent on calling members to return to the chamber. Filibusters, if used properly, can be a powerful tool to block unpopular ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by STAFF

    ... We are slowly but surely moving towards a second cold war, which no one needs Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev warns of a new conflict with the West   Setting a time cap is not … depriving lawmakers of their right to monitor the government Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing moves to curb filibustering   Forget about playing golf at the highest level. I couldn't get ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by STAFF

    ... If the members have fully followed the rules of procedure, I must allow them to speak Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing on filibustering during the budget bill debate   I believe the time has come for … a serious effort to see which big ideas will renew America for our sakes, for our children and, yes, for our future grandchildren Hillary Rodham Clinton   I think the key ...




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