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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2013

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Disruptive filibuster had to be halted I agree with the decision of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to end a filibuster on the budget bill. Actually, I support the People Power lawmakers because they often help citizens on low incomes. But, I disagree with the filibustering tactics they employed in the Legco chamber as it made it difficult ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Bullies, bravehearts and deviations

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by TONY CHEUNG AND JOSHUA BUT

    ... insisted that Tsang had not been fair. Tony Cheung and Joshua But   Opting out is in for mainstreamers The filibustering by the radicals has not only pushed the government to the edge ... the filibusters and when Legco president Jasper Tsang decided to end it, they decided not to back that, either. As all debate on the 710 amendments was halted and they were put to the vote, the mainstream ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang vows not to surrender on filibusters

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Jasper Tsang says he will fight any obstructive tactics by pan-democrats in the next session Legco president vows no surrender on filibusters The man who brought lawmakers' marathon 33-hour filibuster to an end said he would do it again as he staked his claim for a second four-year term as president of the Legislative Council. Jasper Tsang ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Jasper Tsang tipped for re-election to Legco presidency

    Posted Sep 26th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Tony Cheung

    ... of her camp previously launched filibusters that slowed debate in the legislature, prompting pro-establishment lawmakers to vow to fight against a repeat of the delaying tactic by amending house ...

  5. Legco delays defer daunting workload

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and 17 resolutions. The latter includes Leung's restructuring plan, the reason behind radical lawmakers last month mounting a filibuster against the by-election bill to bring the legislative ...

  6. C.Y. revamp plan hit by low turnout

    Posted Jun 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Wai-yip, a key figure in a filibuster on a controversial electoral bill last month, was out of the chamber when the meeting was adjourned. He accused pro-government lawmakers of lacking ...

  7. Under fire, Legco chief reflects on his role

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to jeopardise the 'dignity' of the chamber. Referring to recent filibuster attempts made by pro-democrat lawmakers to block the cabinet restructuring plan proposed by chief executive-elect ... filibuster attempts, while pro-establishment lawmakers said he was being too lenient in allowing pan-democrats to lengthen Legco debates to block the cabinet restructuring exercise. People's ...

  8. C.Y.'s revamp plan running out of time

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... filibustering by pan-democrats. Even if the resolution was given priority to be scrutinised, it would face more than 150 amendments raised by pan-democrats, which are expected to require 30 hours ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Filibuster was the wrong tactic With filibustering, legislators leave no stone unturned in an effort to delay or paralyse the work of the legislature. They do this through long speeches ... did, while others accuse them of wasting time and money. I think their intentions were good, but I have to criticise their method. Filibustering can delay legislation which is actually ...

  10. After 110 rocky hours, by-election bill passes into law

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... it into law at the end of a 110-hour process. The passage of the bill also marked the pro-government camp's success in defeating a filibuster attempt initiated by radical People Power lawmakers. The bill was passed in its third reading, with 29 pro-government lawmakers voting in favour, after 11 days of filibuster and eight days of voting. All the pan-democrats boycotted the sitting ...




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