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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending budget filibuster was Legco's darkest day

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Legco's darkest day when he pulled plug on budget filibuster On Tuesday, the president of the Legislative Council, Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, finally ended 60 hours of filibustering on the budget bill ... liaison office in Hong Kong, Tsang had to toe the line and fulfil a political mission, which meant that ending the filibuster was inevitable. Even though his actions seemed to be based ...

  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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats defeat finance committee filibuster block again

    Posted Nov 03rd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Pro-government camp's bid to change procedures fails after 1,244 amendments Filibuster blocked again by democrats The pan-democrats stalled the pro-government camp's attempt to block filibusters on the Legislative Council Finance Committee yesterday for the second time in a month. At the end of a two-hour meeting, the committee failed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats to filibuster meeting on old-age allowance

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Parties who oppose means-testing new living allowance to stall crucial meeting on funding it Pan-democrats filibuster plot to defer old age vote Radical pan-democrats plan to filibuster when lawmakers scrutinise funding for a HK$2,200 old-age living allowance today. They aim to defer voting by the Legislative Council Finance Committee to demand ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The gutsy and gutless among pan-dems

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com MY TAKE The gutsy and gutless among pan-dems Whatever you think about the four filibustering lawmakers, at least they took a principled stance. Not so ... earlier agreed to shorten the filibustering- the ostensible purpose of which was to fight for a universal pension- because they knew they had little public support; rather much animosity. Tsang ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Pan-democrats lose out in battle for Legco panel power

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... on Friday in the Finance Committee meeting, when Beijing loyalists will seek, amid pan-democrats' opposition, to change rules to ban filibusters. Dr Li Pang-kwong, a political scientist at Lingnan University, said the pro-establishment camp's bagging of the chairs was "a preventive measure against filibustering and an attempt to regain an initiating role". However, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying faces uphill task building trust with pan-democrats

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... tried to push controversial restrictions on by-elections and a government restructuring proposal through the previous Legco despite their opposition and filibustering. They warned ...



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