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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

    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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1239093/ending-budget-filibuster-was-legcos-darkest-day
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opinion divided as Legco chief cuts off filibuster debate on budget bill

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... as Legco chief cuts off filibuster Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ruled yesterday that weeks of filibustering by radical lawmakers to block passage of the budget bill had to end by 1pm today. His decision to axe the debate, however, has sparked controversy over the use of his power. Pan-democrats- including those who distanced themselves from the filibustering- accused him ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237110/opinion-divided-legco-chief-cuts-filibuster-debate-budget-bill
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang's deadline ends filibuster and bill delay

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... deadline ends filibuster and bill delay All 710 amendments to the budget bill- mostly filed by four radical pan-democrats as part of a filibuster- were vetoed in the Legislative Council last night ... there was no rule to follow about ending a debate in a filibuster so setting a deadline was "the only appropriate course of action in accordance with the Basic Law and the council's rules ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239164/tsangs-deadline-ends-filibuster-and-bill-delay
  5. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    No winners as Legco filibuster comes to an end

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com No winners as filibuster comes to an end Lawmakers across the political spectrum said yesterday that no one stood to gain after an 11-day debate triggered by radical legislators' filibustering came to an end. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing's move to halt the filibuster over the budget bill was nevertheless met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237888/filibuster-comes-end-many-feel-legcos-reputation-has-suffered
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang orders end to budget bill filibuster

    Posted May 13th 2013, 01:12pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The president of the Legislative Council on Monday ordered to end a filibuster on the budget bill by Tuesday. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ordered that the remaining 131 debates ... it seriously weakened Legco’s role as a check and balance to the executive arm. People Power’s Wong Yuk-man, one of four legislators who launched the filibuster, shouted angrily at Tsang. “Shame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236703/legco-president-jasper-tsang-orders-end-budget-bill-filibuster
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco boss warns he may end budget bill filibuster

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND COLLEEN LEE

    ... Joshua But and Colleen Lee Legco boss warns he may end budget bill filibuster A filibustering bid on the budget bill by radical lawmakers could be halted by the middle of next month, ... People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, one of those involved in the filibustering, yesterday said he expected the debates could be brought to an abrupt halt by Tsang around May 10, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1222335/legco-boss-warns-he-may-end-budget-bill-filibuster

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