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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Legco head calls meeting on budget filibustering

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee, Joshua But and Tony Cheung Discussion expected to focus on how to cut short pan-democrats' delaying tactics Legco chief calls meeting on budget filibustering Filibustering over the budget bill could soon come to an end after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing holds a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Friday. The discussion on how ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... locked into filibuster frustration The original filibusters were pirates, not politicians, terrorising the cities of the West Indies and inciting revolts in Latin America. Since the term ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang orders end to budget bill filibuster

    Posted May 13th 2013, 01:12pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The president of the Legislative Council on Monday ordered to end a filibuster on the budget bill by Tuesday. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ordered that the remaining 131 debates ... it seriously weakened Legco’s role as a check and balance to the executive arm. People Power’s Wong Yuk-man, one of four legislators who launched the filibuster, shouted angrily at Tsang. “Shame ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With filibuster, lawmakers play politics at others' expense

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Radical lawmakers should stop their overdose of filibuster tactics, given that the harm they've done has already had a big impact on the government and people's livelihood. Before they launched their plan to delay the budget vote in the Legislative Council, the radicals had started filibustering to reject the government's request for HK$100 million to aid Sichuan earthquake ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lift pranks, filibusters all in a day's work at Legco

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Colleen Lee

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee Delaying tactic by radicals to oppose the budget was nearly aided by what seemed to be practical jokes on three lawmakers Lift pranks and filibusters all ... lawmakers' filibustering. The plenary session could have been put off to next week, but three legislators who were held up in the lifts made it to the chamber each time to meet the quorum ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    'Long Hair' in appeal to challenge Legco filibuster decision

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Legislator wants to challenge Legco chief's decision to halt debate on by-elections bill 'Long Hair' in appeal over filibuster Lawmaker ... a filibuster. The League of Social Democrats legislator is trying to convince the Court of Appeal that he should be allowed to challenge Tsang's move to invoke for the first time powers ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang vows not to surrender on filibusters

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Jasper Tsang says he will fight any obstructive tactics by pan-democrats in the next session Legco president vows no surrender on filibusters The man who brought lawmakers' marathon 33-hour filibuster to an end said he would do it again as he staked his claim for a second four-year term as president of the Legislative Council. Jasper Tsang ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    Legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip vows to stall filibuster ban

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

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Lawmaker vows to stall filibuster ban Radical lawmakers have vowed to table a series of amendments at a meeting of the Legislative Council finance committee tomorrow to stall Beijing loyalists' attempt at banning filibusters. People Power legislator Albert Chan Wai-yip warned yesterday of using the tactic to derail an attempt by Ip ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Legco rejects bid for no-confidence vote in president

    Posted May 31st 2013, 08:09pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... motion, while 23 supported it. The former People Power member was unhappy about Tsang’s earlier decision to end a filibuster that Wong and three other pan-democrats had launched. Wong told the committee that Tsang had abused his power in terminating the filibuster and violated lawmakers’ rights to speech. “Mr Tsang was biased in favour of the government and repeatedly failed to allow ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    People Power warns of heavy tactics to get its point across in Legco

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Filibusters and 'bodily' actions just two of the tactics radical democrats may use to make their voices heard, says lawmaker Wong Yuk-man People Power party vows to get tough in new Legco People Power lawmaker Wong Yuk-man has warned of disruptions in the new Legislative Council session. His group will launch filibusters over issues ...




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