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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... locked into filibuster frustration The original filibusters were pirates, not politicians, terrorising the cities of the West Indies and inciting revolts in Latin America. Since the term ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242169/use-filibuster-hks-legislative-assembly-divides-lawmakers-public
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220087/legco-head-approves-budget-amendments-made-filibustering-bid
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141191/long-hair-loses-appeal-challenging-legco-filibuster-decision
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    People Power warns of heavy tactics to get its point across in Legco

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Filibusters and 'bodily' actions just two of the tactics radical democrats may use to make their voices heard, says lawmaker Wong Yuk-man People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man has warned of disruptions in the new Legislative Council session. His group will launch filibusters over issues such as the old-age allowance and national education, and if legislators change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1056508/people-power-warns-heavy-tactics-get-its-point-across-legco
  5. News - Hong Kong - MONDAY PROFILE

    Mister Trouble Wong Yuk-man takes on status quo

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... to becoming "Mr filibuster", political journalists have never been short of headlines since he joined the Legislative Council in 2008. The latest episode to put Wong under the spotlight ... filibusters and Wong's decision to interrupt his oath earlier this month with strategic coughs. But his idealism has also caused internal turmoil. Last year he withdrew from the League, citing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1066648/mister-trouble-wong-yuk-man-takes-status-quo
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Maverick lawmaker abruptly quits People Power party he co-founded

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... their collaboration on a filibuster over the budget bill for the past three weeks. The fact that Wong quits People Power is going to deal a serious blow to the radical movement. It is also not doing any good ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242305/maverick-lawmaker-abruptly-quits-people-power-party-he-co-founded

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