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  1. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Out politicians must find new ways to deal with balancing interests and meeting demands Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box The Chinese equivalent of "filibuster" is Libo, meaning "stretching the cloth". This translation gives an image of fluff and flannel, not exactly the stuff of gravitas. Yet, nothing could be more serious than ...

  2. No constitutional right to filibuster, judge rules

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Tony Cheung Lawmakers do not enjoy a constitutional right to filibuster, a High Court judge ruled as he explained why he refused to review Legislative Council president ... of the minority to express their opinions. But it would be absurd to elevate the right to express opinions to a constitutional right to filibuster.' The judge said the purpose of Leung and his fellow ...

  3. Halted filibuster starts new storm

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So, Tony Cheung, Ng Kang-chung and Joyce Man A 33-hour marathon filibuster came to an abrupt end yesterday after Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing invoked for the first ... The filibuster was an attempt by radical democrats to block the passage of the bill, which would ban lawmakers who resign midterm from standing in a by-election within six months. People Power ...

  4. Pan-democrats should back filibuster over divisive bills

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Democrats- including Wong Yuk-man, Albert Chan Wai-yip and 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung- have vowed to deploy filibuster tactics to obstruct house consideration of the bills and prevent ... to the bill in the hope of delaying proceedings to gain time. Such filibuster tactics are not uncommon in legislative assemblies. Pan-democrats may be at a disadvantage in Legco, but they could still ...

  5. High Court rejects judicial review of end to filibuster

    Posted May 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... a filibuster by democrats. Tsang had on Thursday invoked for the first time powers in the Legco's rules of procedure to stop a 33-hour debate on a controversial bill to restrict by-elections. ... it with Wong. Of his decision to accept the filibuster- 1,300 amendments to the proposal tabled by People's Power legislators- Tsang said he was 'suffering from my own deeds'. 'I ...

  6. Who said it?

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My nature wouldn't allow me to sit by and disregard what was going on Activist Chen Guangcheng, who refuses to be silenced by exile It would be absurd to elevate the right to express opinions to a constitutional right to filibuster A High Court rejects a motion filed by lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung President [Mitt] Romney stands up to China on trade ...

  7. Chief secretary vows no retreat on by-election bill

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... to back a filibuster to stall the legislation. Stephen Lam Sui-lung, whose term as chief secretary ends on June 30, said society 'has reached a consensus in support of the proposal'. ... Power lawmakers and one from the League of Social Democrats are pursuing a filibuster of the bill, which would ban legislators who resign from contesting any by-election for six months. ...

  8. Running down the clock in Legco

    Posted May 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in their filibuster yesterday to force the withdrawal of a bill to restrict by-elections. Despite successfully mobilising members with the poorest attendance records to show up, the Beijing-loyalist ... Kwok-hing brought ink and a paintbrush to make copies of his satirical poems using calligraphy, and put them up on the seats, protesting against the filibuster. That brought a complaint from Wong ...

  9. All-night debates floated as Legco adjourns again

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government-friendly camp pressed for round-the-clock meetings to push the measure through. The three radical lawmakers pursuing a filibuster of the law, which would ban legislators who resign from fighting ... is not approved by the end of the legislative term in July. Bills not approved will die. Leung waded into the debate over the filibuster last night, warning that the lawmakers behind the delaying tactic ...

  10. 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 ...




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