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  1. Tactics to block passage of flawed laws are legitimate

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... political tactics without having to face the consequences. The pan-democrats might not have openly given their support to People Power's filibuster campaign, but their actions showed ... a quorum. They failed to do so and thus should bear the biggest share of the blame. As a political strategy, filibustering is commonly used and accepted in legislative assemblies the world over. ...

  2. Reshuffle may not be passed in time, says D.A.B.

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Colleen Lee The controversial government restructuring plan may not be passed before the new government takes over on July 1 if filibustering continues in Legco, a key member ... outcry against filibustering and help push forward chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's controversial plans. 'I think there could be problems [with the proposal being passed before ...

  3. Leung decries delaying tactics

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... restructuring plan. In an article published in six newspapers, he suggested that a series of Legislative Council panel meetings, called to discuss his proposals, were a form of filibustering ... to discuss the proposal. Is it a kind of filibustering?' Leung asked in the article, published in newspapers including Ming Pao Daily and Ta Kung Pao. He was alluding to last week's ...

  4. Foul play

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng When the filibuster aimed at blocking the controversial by-election amendment bill entered its third round on Wednesday, the pro-establishment camp demanded a marathon ... it was embarrassing to see the pro-establishment camp use different ways to complain about the filibuster while the Democratic and Civic parties kept only some of their lawmakers in the council, allowing ...

  5. All-night debates floated as Legco adjourns again

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government-friendly camp pressed for round-the-clock meetings to push the measure through. The three radical lawmakers pursuing a filibuster of the law, which would ban legislators who resign from fighting ... is not approved by the end of the legislative term in July. Bills not approved will die. Leung waded into the debate over the filibuster last night, warning that the lawmakers behind the delaying tactic ...

  6. Tsang gave up his neutrality, and the legislature's credibility

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... branches of government. Now the Hong Kong people, including those who didn't support using the filibuster to delay proceedings, can see the extent of the damage. Tsang has done irreparable ... himself as a strong leader and has insisted on expanding the structure of his team. Leung repeatedly pressured Legco to stop the delaying tactics of the filibuster, to make way for his ...

  7. Legco battles slow down overhaul plan

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of HK$100,000 a month to hire political assistants. 'I am very concerned with the situation in Legco as we have seen filibustering and an adjournment in the past two days,' Leung (pictured) said yesterday. 'It will waste time if the government restructuring cannot be approved in the Legco because of [any] filibuster and adjournment in the coming two months.' He repeated ...

  8. Lawmakers must rebuild confidence

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Regrettably, the recent filibuster has dampened the public's satisfaction with them. There is also a perception that some gestures are election-driven, raising concerns whether some political ... plan delayed by the filibuster. But to the community at large, it is a waste of time and public resources. The episode has fuelled calls to tighten house rules. While lawmakers' right ...

  9. Legco ties with administration 'may worsen'

    Posted Jul 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... changing the rules of procedures to curb filibusters. Leung's government restructuring proposal failed to pass yesterday owing to filibustering by the three radical pan-democratic lawmakers ...

  10. Letters

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Go-slow in Legco about basic rights I back the filibuster launched by lawmakers from People Power and the objections they raised to the amendment bill for by-elections. The filibuster ... even if he has resigned from Legco. The pro-establishment lobby claimed that the filibuster debate was a misuse of public funds. But what price do you put on democracy? Government funds must ...




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