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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Tactical attempt to ward off filibuster

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... show no sign of backing down on a filibuster attempt. Lawmakers at tomorrow's Legislative Council session will be asked to focus first on a fisheries protection bill, then debate ... that 're-prioritising the bills to be handled' would 'allow more time for the related legislators [who are attempting the filibuster] to reconsider' and 'maintain the efficient operation ...

  8. Public Eye

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Michael Chugani Let's make Legco election a filibuster referendum It's time to up the stakes. Let's play all or nothing. It's the only way to settle this nonsense about the rights and wrongs of filibusters. Pro-democracy lawmakers preach the virtues of filibusters as a legitimate delaying tactic to stall government measures they oppose. Government supporters say ...

  9. Face-off the government dare not lose

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee, Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung With the legislative filibuster due to resume tomorrow, observers say the administration will not back down- it is out to please both Beijing ... will lose,' a person close to the pro-government camp said. But Dr James Sung Lap-kung, a political scientist at City University, has already singled out People Power- the group behind the filibuster ...

  10. Fili-blustering

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alice Wu Everyone down at Tamar needs to take a chill pill- getting all worked up because of a filibuster that no one seriously thought would end nicely anyway. Our politicians seem ... allowing the filibuster to ending the filibuster, are simply their last-ditch efforts to get one up on one another before the curtain comes down on their office term. I would be the first to admit, ...




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