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  1. 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. ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. No constitutional right to filibuster, judge rules

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Tony Cheung Lawmakers do not enjoy a constitutional right to filibuster, a High Court judge ruled as he explained why he refused to review Legislative Council president ... of the minority to express their opinions. But it would be absurd to elevate the right to express opinions to a constitutional right to filibuster.' The judge said the purpose of Leung and his fellow ...

  4. Halted filibuster starts new storm

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So, Tony Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Man A 33-hour marathon filibuster came to an abrupt end yesterday after Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing invoked for the first ... The filibuster was an attempt by radical democrats to block the passage of the bill, which would ban lawmakers who resign midterm from standing in a by-election within six months. People Power ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. By-elections bill heads to next stage

    Posted May 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... their filibuster of more than 1,300 amendments. Under the rules, there must be at least 30 of the 60 Legco members present at all times and the meeting must be stopped if this is not met within 15 minutes ... against the bill. However, the filibuster attempt will resume today with Chan and Wong moving their 1,306 amendments, while the government will move one. The filibuster, which Chan has estimated ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. '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, ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My life has been very difficult Legco president Tsang Yok-sing after marking his 65th birthday by killing pan-democrats' 33-hour filibuster Obama supports gay marriage. You would support a marriage to an animal eventually, then Japanese actor-director Takeshi Kitano, in remarks on a TV current affairs programme that enraged gay rights activists There were all sorts ...




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