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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive CY Leung dismisses filibustering efforts

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... filibustering efforts Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday dismissed the filibustering efforts of pan-democrats and snubbed their call for negotiations over the budget. Four People Power and League ... with filibustering legislators. But in a media gathering at Government House later, Leung appeared unconvinced. "How genuine is this argument?" he asked. "It isn't the first time ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Filibuster could backfire at polls

    Posted May 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... at the ballot box. Pressure to tighten rules against filibustering is growing. In the United States, for instance, senators can stop a debate if there is three-fifths support in the house. While ...

  4. The battle's just beginning for C.Y.

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... by the dramatic filibustering of the government's bill to restrict by-elections, and Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing's dramatic intervention on Thursday does not mean that Leung's plan will get the green light. Controversy over Tsang's abrupt move to shut down the filibuster triggered even more of a storm, as pan-democrat lawmakers demanded that he step down ...

  5. C.Y.'s new priority: restoring confidence

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... have to be added to the much criticised ministerial team. When rules were bent to help Leung fast-track the plan, it backfired, triggering a filibuster by rebel lawmakers. Increasingly, ... and irrational delays caused by the filibuster. While lawmakers' right to speak freely within the rules should not be unduly curbed, Lam is right to say that there are growing concerns ...

  6. News - Hong Kong

    Leung Chun-ying says restructuring scheme is postponed, not dead

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Tony Cheung

    ... decided to temporarily suspend his efforts to push through the proposal because he foresaw that lawmakers would mount a filibuster to block the proposal, as the previous legislature did earlier ... Power, made use of a filibuster strategy in June to stop the proposal's passage. The government was then forced to push the proposal to the bottom of the agenda, so that policies ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY should work on ties with Legco, say Beijing loyalists

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Jennifer Ngo, Emily Tsang

    ... dispute, "we still do not see any improvement", he said. Inadequate time for consultation led to much dissatisfaction among lawmakers, and in turn prompted long hours of filibustering ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gesture politics gets Hong Kong nowhere

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Philip Bowring

    ... opposition when it is not. Opposition gestures devoid of positive demands are tedious and bring representative government into disrepute. The filibuster by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung ... The filibuster induced the government to resort to a piece of legislative trickery, withdrawing the request and attaching it to the forthcoming budget. This is likely to be the thin end of the wedge ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive Leung backs police over Mong Kok melee

    Posted Aug 12th 2013, 12:00am by Emily Tsang

    ... of Sadness". He also took the opportunity to attack the pan-democrats' filibustering in Legco. Leung started his speech by expressing support for the police handling of the melee in Mong Kok ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung wants Hongkongers to shout out for faster lawmaking

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Last Friday, the Finance Committee discussed for the fifth time since the end of last month the government's application for HK$3.1 billion in funding. It was stalled by a filibuster ...




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