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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Scrap tired tactic of filibustering A political issue has, at long last, united pro-establishment lawmakers and mainstream pan-democrats in the legislature- the filibuster ... used filibusters to try to block a popular government plan to replace the "fruit money" of needy elderly with a higher monthly allowance of HK$2,200. Their objections delayed the new ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco head approves budget amendments made in filibustering bid

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco head approves filibustering amendments Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has- against government advice- approved more than 700 amendments tabled in the pan-democrats' filibustering bid on the budget bill. Radical lawmakers- including the League of Social Democrats' "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and People ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    'Long Hair' loses appeal challenging Legco filibuster decision

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 05:30pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Council. Last May legislature chief Tsang Yok-sing decided to halt Leung’s filibuster against a piece of legislation, leading to the lawmaker’s challenge. The panel of three Court of Appeal judges ... to filibuster. It also upheld a lower court’s order that Leung, of the League of Social Democrats, should pay legal costs to Tsang arising from the original hearing. It further ruled Leung must pay ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Long Hair' in appeal to challenge Legco filibuster decision

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Legislator wants to challenge Legco chief's decision to halt debate on by-elections bill 'Long Hair' in appeal over filibuster Lawmaker ... a filibuster. The League of Social Democrats legislator is trying to convince the Court of Appeal that he should be allowed to challenge Tsang's move to invoke for the first time powers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Radicals left to go it alone in pension protest

    Posted Apr 16th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Mainstream pan-democrats opt out of budget filibuster plan, claiming needy would suffer if delay tactics mean government runs out of cash Radicals left to go it alone in pension protest The radical faction of the pan-democratic camp will be on their own in the latest filibuster attempt to obstruct the passage of the budget bill next week, after ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Pan-democrats should back filibuster over divisive bills

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Democrats- including Wong Yuk-man, Albert Chan Wai-yip and 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung- have vowed to deploy filibuster tactics to obstruct house consideration of the bills and prevent ... to the bill in the hope of delaying proceedings to gain time. Such filibuster tactics are not uncommon in legislative assemblies. Pan-democrats may be at a disadvantage in Legco, but they could still ...

  8. High Court rejects judicial review of end to filibuster

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a filibuster by democrats. Tsang had on Thursday invoked for the first time powers in the Legco's rules of procedure to stop a 33-hour debate on a controversial bill to restrict by-elections. ... it with Wong. Of his decision to accept the filibuster- 1,300 amendments to the proposal tabled by People's Power legislators- Tsang said he was 'suffering from my own deeds'. 'I ...

  9. The battle's just beginning for C.Y.

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the dramatic filibustering of the government's bill to restrict by-elections, and Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing's dramatic intervention on Thursday does not mean that Leung's plan will get the green light. Controversy over Tsang's abrupt move to shut down the filibuster triggered even more of a storm, as pan-democrat lawmakers demanded that he step down ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My nature wouldn't allow me to sit by and disregard what was going on Activist Chen Guangcheng, who refuses to be silenced by exile It would be absurd to elevate the right to express opinions to a constitutional right to filibuster A High Court rejects a motion filed by lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung President [Mitt] Romney stands up to China on trade ...




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