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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Halting filibuster seen as 'unwise'

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Peter So A former Legislative Council president thinks Tsang Yok-sing was 'unwise' to invoke a rule never before used to stop a filibuster of debate on a bill ... to the interests of the minority.' Wong also said: 'A better way is to let the full council decide whether to stop a debate.' Filibustering is used to delay the passage of a law through ...

  4. Move to halt filibuster poised to fail

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Peter So A move by pro-Beijing lawmakers to revise Legislative Council house rules to halt a filibuster by their pan-democrat rivals appears doomed to fail because it could result in even more lengthy debates. Tam Yiu-chung, chairman of the Legislative Council committee on rules of procedures, conceded a quick fix for the current filibustering tactics ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 'Rules change would be dangerous'

    Posted May 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com In the wake of the filibuster saga, former Legislative Council president Andrew Wong Wang-fat has warned against changing house rules to specify procedures ... on the filibuster of a contentious by-election bill on Thursday. The delaying tactic by pan-democrats prompted pro-establishment lawmakers to call for a mechanism to stop filibusters at the committee stage, ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. Pause in hostilities for president's birthday

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... decision to kill a filibuster after an all-night debate in the Legco chamber. Tsang had approved the overnight meeting that started on Wednesday morning to debate a controversial bill on scrapping ... ticked towards midnight, Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan- who had joined the filibuster- raised a motion to suspend the debate. Tsang announced a short break so that he could consider ...

  10. Threat remains to C.Y. Leung's revamp

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on July 1, despite the controversial halting of a marathon filibuster. Legco's Finance Committee and its establishment subcommittee, which scrutinises government proposals for creating new ... to stop the filibuster had ended on a sour note. Tsang put paid to that filibuster after 33 hours of debate. The protesters said the remarks distorted their opposition to the termination ...




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