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  1. Legco in marathon sittingover filibuster attempt

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung and Peter So A 24-hour debate on the controversial by-election law began yesterday as more pan-democrats joined the filibuster intended to block it. The Legislative Council's first all-night debate in two years, aimed at beating the filibuster attempt by People Power lawmakers, also drew opposing groups of protesters, who taunted each other outside. Two ...

  2. Public Eye

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Let's make Legco election a filibuster referendum It's time to up the stakes. Let's play all or nothing. It's the only way to settle this nonsense about the rights and wrongs of filibusters. Pro-democracy lawmakers preach the virtues of filibusters as a legitimate delaying tactic to stall government measures they oppose. Government supporters say ...

  3. Legco powerplay a shame

    Posted May 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... People Power legislators Albert Chan and Raymond Wong have raised more than 1,300 amendments to a bill since early May. Their filibustering move has triggered outrage. It is likely that the filibuster will go on until the government withdraws the by-election bill. Yet such political moves have many drawbacks. The longer filibustering goes on, the more it will cost the taxpayers. People ...

  4. Face-off the government dare not lose

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung With the legislative filibuster due to resume tomorrow, observers say the administration will not back down- it is out to please both Beijing ... will lose,' a person close to the pro-government camp said. But Dr James Sung Lap-kung, a political scientist at City University, has already singled out People Power- the group behind the filibuster ...

  5. Tactics to block passage of flawed laws are legitimate

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... political tactics without having to face the consequences. The pan-democrats might not have openly given their support to People Power's filibuster campaign, but their actions showed ... a quorum. They failed to do so and thus should bear the biggest share of the blame. As a political strategy, filibustering is commonly used and accepted in legislative assemblies the world over. ...

  6. Leung decries delaying tactics

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... restructuring plan. In an article published in six newspapers, he suggested that a series of Legislative Council panel meetings, called to discuss his proposals, were a form of filibustering ... to discuss the proposal. Is it a kind of filibustering?' Leung asked in the article, published in newspapers including Ming Pao Daily and Ta Kung Pao. He was alluding to last week's ...

  7. Don't delay vital policies, Urges Leung

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com The chief executive-elect yesterday urged lawmakers girding for a mammoth filibuster that starts today to do their job and not delay the proposed shake-up ... citizens, including public housing and economic development, will not be deferred because of [the filibuster].' People Power legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip, the driving force behind ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Democrats should put its political reform road map on the table

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... in an attempt to mend fences, the Democrats have been slow to condemn some of the recent foolish behaviour of their counterparts and have even lent their support. The filibuster by "Long Hair" ...

  9. Leung's bid to sell revamp falls flat

    Posted Jun 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... yet far more people still oppose the filibuster by lawmakers to block the restructuring, according to a poll commissioned by the South China Morning Post. The Post commissioned the University ... in the 18-29 age group, opposition was 35.9 per cent, dropping to 24.2 per cent in the above-50 group. At the same time, nearly half the respondents disagreed with a filibuster to block ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 24, 2012

    Posted Dec 24th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to filibuster and block a government decision to dole out a living allowance to senior citizens subject to means tests could be singled out as a typical case, not to mention the misconduct of some ...




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