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  1. 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 ...

  2. Pause in hostilities for president's birthday

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... decision to kill a filibuster after an all-night debate in the Legco chamber. Tsang had approved the overnight meeting that started on Wednesday morning to debate a controversial bill on scrapping ... ticked towards midnight, Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan- who had joined the filibuster- raised a motion to suspend the debate. Tsang announced a short break so that he could consider ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Tsang comes under fire from all sides

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... handling of last week's legislative filibuster. Pan-democrats moved a vote of confidence against Tsang, president of the Legislative Council, saying he failed to maintain political neutrality by axing the debate. Tsang put the brakes on the filibuster of a contentious by-election bill on Thursday, after 33 hours. Meanwhile, Tsang's political allies criticise him for accepting ...

  5. Revamp plan pushed to bottom of agenda

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... criticised and subject to a lawmakers' filibuster, the scheme was pushed to the bottom of the lawmakers' agenda yesterday. Legislators across the political spectrum welcomed ... miscalculation by the administration. 'The ministers simply do not know how to play the filibuster game, and how to tackle it. 'They badly overestimated the government's political power ...

  6. Released activist ready to run for Legco seat

    Posted May 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 'I didn't go in earlier because I had to participate in the filibuster in Legco', said Leung, referring to efforts by radical pan-democrats to block the passage of a bill to curb ...

  7. Public Eye

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... word - sorry. Like them or not, filibusters are part of a real democracy We all want democracy, right? And we want the real kind, right? So why all the moral grandstanding against radical ...

  8. Debate on contentious electoral bill suspended

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Debate on a controversial electoral bill in the Legislative Council had to be suspended yesterday when lawmakers' attendance fell below the minimum level required. The suspension came after 10 pro-government lawmakers surprisingly failed to turn up while pan-democrats boycotted the debate in support of a filibuster mounted in an effort to have ...



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