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  1. Tactical attempt to ward off filibuster

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... show no sign of backing down on a filibuster attempt. Lawmakers at tomorrow's Legislative Council session will be asked to focus first on a fisheries protection bill, then debate ... that 're-prioritising the bills to be handled' would 'allow more time for the related legislators [who are attempting the filibuster] to reconsider' and 'maintain the efficient operation ...

  2. 'No collusion' over killing debate, proposer insists

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So name.name@scmp.com The lawmaker who on Thursday proposed killing the legislative filibuster denied colluding with the Legco president to invoke a never-before-used power to do so. ... decision to stop the chamber's scrutiny of the 1,300 amendments People Power filed in its filibuster. Video footage of the meeting shows Wong receiving two memos- one from Legco secretary ...

  3. Don't delay vital policies, Urges Leung

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com The chief executive-elect yesterday urged lawmakers girding for a mammoth filibuster that starts today to do their job and not delay the proposed shake-up ... citizens, including public housing and economic development, will not be deferred because of [the filibuster].' People Power legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip, the driving force behind ...

  4. 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. ...

  5. 'No collusion' over debate, Legco president insists

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing knew in advance that pro-government lawmaker Philip Wong Yu-hong was going to propose killing the filibuster ... that the party had paid anti-filibuster protesters to rally outside the Legco building. ...

  6. Letters

    Posted Jun 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chan, Kennedy Town DAB has supported filibusters Lawmakers from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong have changed their tune on filibusters. At the second reading of the Provision of Municipal Services (Reorganisation) Bill 1999 in Legco on December 1, 1999, Lau Kong-wah of the DAB described the filibuster on that occasion as 'totally acceptable ...

  7. Letters

    Posted Jun 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hueffmann, Sai Kung Filibustering was first step to democracy I disagree with Alice Wu's column ('Fili-blustering', May 28). To her, the whole event in Legco was nothing but an entertaining farce. Why is that someone with Ms Wu's political knowledge was unable to see the filibustering as an act of defiance against the unfair legislative system, where developers still ...

  8. D.A.B. calls for copyright bill to be shelved

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... might have September's election on his mind in urging the government to shelve the copyright bill. Civic Party lawmaker Tanya Chan said her party 'will not filibuster just for the sake ...



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