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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Filibuster of old-age allowance plan leaves minority test-takers in limbo

    Posted Dec 06th 2012, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong Dennis.chong@scmp.com Group says subsidy for test fees is in limbo as lawmakers stall old-age allowance plan Filibuster blocks aid for minority exam takers A pressure group has accused the Education Bureau of creating panic among ethnic minority students by not spelling out how or when an examination subsidy stalled by a Legislative Council filibuster ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers move 110 motions to delay debate on old-age allowance

    Posted Nov 17th 2012, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Democrats, and the Labour Party's Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung conducted the filibuster in the meeting of Legco's finance committee while protesters demonstrated outside. They moved 110 ... time." Leung insisted that the filibuster was necessary even though it would delay payment of the new allowance to the elderly. "The old people cannot be selfish," he said. "If ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lam 'fears effect of pension surrender'

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Leung and the Labour Party's Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung launched a filibuster at the Legco's Finance Committee meeting while protesters demonstrated outside. They moved 110 motions ... 130 motions for amendments to be dealt with tomorrow, while Leung refused to disclose how many more motions he planned to move. "I have heard many old people telling me not to filibuster ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Vote on old-age living allowance delayed again

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... after a lawmaker's filibuster prevented a vote on whether to approve funding for the measure. Had the allowance been passed when an attempt to reach a vote on it was first made two months ... overnight to clear the amendments, said it was the only solution to ending the filibuster. Michael Tien Puk-sun of the New People's Party said Legco was being hijacked. ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 12, 2012

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... at a single stroke. Warren Russell, Tseung Kwan O   Legco being undermined by extremists I feel sorry for Leung Kwok-hung and other legislators who choose to filibuster and block the natural progress of Legco ("Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster", December 8). No matter how many interfering, nuisance motions are put forward, most legislators do not tend to change their vote ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    The people suffer when there's too much politicking

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... effectively ended 29 hours of filibustering by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung. The government says the approval for the new posts implies support for the allowance. Subject to the budget's ... the filibuster appears to have brought nothing more than frustration and delay. Political gain has to be weighed against the consequences. In the case of the old-age allowance, it is the loss not just ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Welfare minister broke deadlock over funding for new old age allowance

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung to continue filibustering the proposal. On television yesterday, Leung apologised to those elderly people who would not pass a means test to qualify for the allowance. He said he had not decided whether to try a filibuster during scrutiny of the budget. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung offers to set aside old-age allowance fight

    Posted Dec 07th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... bill Lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung, who has been filibustering to block the proposed old-age living allowance, says he wants to set aside discussion of the issue to allow other funding requests to move forward. The funding request for the old-age allowance appears unlikely to be passed this year as Leung, of the League of Social Democrats, vows to continue filibustering ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    City Digest, October 24, 2012

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... to filibuster it. A means test was the most appropriate way to ensure the monthly HK$2,200 went only to elderly in need and did not jeopardise public finances in the long term, she said.   Third ...




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