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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Dennis Kwok to oppose proposed curbs on filibusters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to oppose curbs on filibusters New legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang says he is ready to challenge any effort by the pro-government camp to prevent filibustering by tightening the Legco ... restructuring plan from being passed before the end of the last Legco session. While acknowledging that filibusters "come at a heavy price", Kwok said any tightening of the rules would ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    DAB's Leung Che-cheung to take on radicals over filibustering

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com New Territories West lawmaker says he will support plans to make filibustering harder DAB's Leung will fightradicals' 'mischievousness' Newly elected lawmaker Leung Che-cheung will support efforts to amend Legco's rules on procedures to prevent filibustering, even though he is aware the move has little chance of success. ...

  3. Facts of filibustering: are long delays really worth it?

    Posted May 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alex Yeung, University of Hong Kong It is not clear how long the Legislative Council (Amendment) Bill, and other bills in the queue, will take if the current filibustering tactic of some ... This filibustering tactic aims to delay, and ultimately prevent, a vote on the bill being passed. The local media has mainly focused on the unhappiness and counter-measures taken by those in favour ...

  4. Citizens must make their views known over irresponsible filibuster tactic

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter Lok's letter ('Some voters love bad behaviour', May 14) explained why the legislative filibuster could work in Hong Kong. But an overdose of this tactic has backfired. Some people argue that a filibuster is an act to uphold justice, fairness and democracy. What is the logic behind the resignation of incumbent legislators who are fed up with the existing ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Legco chief to explain filibuster tactic

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to filibuster a controversial by-election law. In a written explanatory ruling yesterday, Tsang defended his move to halt last Thursday's debate on the bill restricting the right of lawmakers who ... from Legco's secretariat and legal adviser on halting the filibuster led by radical pan-democrats. But he could not cite any direct precedent to his move from legislatures elsewhere ...

  8. Ins and outs of a filibuster at work

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Debate on a controversial electoral bill got off to a slow start yesterday in the face of a filibuster by radical lawmakers who added to the effect ... the chamber every time an amendment was tabled, increasing the risk that the quorum would not be met. No less than 20 summons were demanded. The filibuster, which Chan has estimated could run for 500 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Filibustering rhetoric stepped up

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee and Tony Cheung With the filibuster in the legislature due to resume tomorrow, its supporters and critics- including the chief executive-elect- stepped up their rhetoric yesterday. Leung Chun-ying renewed his criticism of the filibuster, calling on Hongkongers to condemn it and to consider punishing their representatives at the ballot box. It was the fourth straight ...




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