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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. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's vision for innovation bureau needs new approach in Legco

    Posted May 26th 2014, 05:31am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam As chief executive pursues innovation bureau plan, he may end up bogged down by reality Leung's vision for innovation needs new approach at Legco With the budget filibuster ... by the budget filibuster. After setting housing and livelihood issues as his top priority, Leung understands that now is the time to prioritise innovation and do something about Hong Kong's ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Hong Kong's Leung Chun-ying should forgo desire for a second chief executive term

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com CY should forgo desire for second term Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying does not strike me as an unintelligent man. So I am scratching my head as to why he still insists there is no real problem between the legislative and executive branches. It's not just endless filibustering by a few malcontents in Legco, as he has claimed. It is war in all ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - CITY BEAT

    Problems between Legco and Leung stretch to Beijing

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Tammy Tam

    ... the problem is within Legco, where a few lawmakers are repeatedly using filibusters to block the government from functioning. But the problem could go beyond Legco. At that chaotic Q&A session, ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Leung Chun-ying writes to Legco president over unruly sessions

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:48am by Tanna Chong, Amy Nip

    ... asking him to make use of a meeting rule to kill members' motions. The move was aimed at heading off a filibuster planned by radical pan-democrats, including Leung Kwok-hung of the League ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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