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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Meeting budget deadline impossible, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Meeting budget deadline impossible, Tsang warns The budget bill could not be passed by Wednesday even if the weeks-long filibuster ended, Legislative Council ... unless the four filibustering lawmakers withdrew the 700 amendments delaying it. Otherwise, even if the filibuster ended- an option legislators are expected to discuss today- the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236339/meeting-budget-deadline-impossible-jasper-tsang-warns
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats lost credibility by staying silent during filibuster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says that by sitting on their hands during the latest Legco filibuster, pan-democrat lawmakers lost all political credibility Silent partners When the radicals made ... pads for bananas now accommodate filibusters. By the look of things today, the only people they seem to have deterred are the pan-democrats, whose eerie silence during the latest filibuster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1246650/pan-democrats-lost-credibility-staying-silent-during
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibuster saga a reminder that democracy is a messy business

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by Regina Ip

    ... Regina Ip Regina Ip says the Legco president's balancing act during the lengthy and disruptive filibuster saga was a timely reminder of the true nature of a democratic style ... management, setting limits for debates at different stages of the legislative process, and brought it to an end on May 21. As the filibuster dragged on, citizens watched the farcical process ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1246079/filibuster-saga-reminder-democracy-messy-business
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief rejects pan-dems' two-thirds vote plan to end budget filibuster

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... Stuart Lau and Phila Siu Pan-democrats' suggestion to end filibuster through lawmakers' votes instead of Legco chief's individual decision violates Basic Law: Tsang Tsang rejects two-thirds vote plan The Legislative Council president has sparked new controversy after he rejected pan-democrats' suggestion that any bid to end a filibuster should require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241408/legco-chief-rejects-pan-dems-two-thirds-vote-plan
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibustering legislators feel the heat

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu believes that the uncharacteristic 'olive branch' offered by filibustering legislators is as self-serving as it appears Desperate ploy I applaud People Power ... the filibuster circus at the legislature should it agree to their watered-down "conditions". Isn't "compromise" a dirty word for Chan and his colleagues? Doesn't the entire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1236137/filibustering-legislators-feel-heat
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung rules out deal with radicals to end filibuster

    Posted May 09th 2013, 08:41pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Meeting radicals' demands in exchange for end to delay tactic is inadvisable, he says C.Y. Leung rebuffs filibuster deal Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said meeting radical lawmakers' demands in exchange for an end to their filibustering of the budget bill was "extremely inadvisable". Leung also echoed earlier warnings the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233880/cy-leung-warns-filibusters-dire-consequences
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events Ongoing filibustering by radical politicians derailed 10 scheduled panel meetings at the legislature ... protection. The filibustering is a protest against the omission of a universal pension scheme from the proposed budget. The Legislative Council has delayed or called off events planned between April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227772/filibusters-disrupt-11-planned-events
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will meet four radical pan-democrats on Friday to convince them to stop the filibustering that is blocking the passage of the budget bill, as it edges closer to the government's self-imposed deadline in mid-May. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232631/tsang-agrees-ask-radicals-stop-filibustering
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1217812/pan-democrats-should-scrap-tired-tactic-filibustering
  10. 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

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