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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering lawmakers say fiscal crisis is government bogeyman

    Posted May 19th 2014, 05:07am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Filibustering lawmakers behind a budget impasse say city's fiscal crisis is a government bogeyman Glass half empty, glass half full Hong Kong is on the brink of paralysis as the government struggles to get its budget passed by lawmakers this month. Government operations and services will be suspended if a filibuster is prolonged by lawmakers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515023/filibustering-lawmakers-say-fiscal-crisis-government-bogeyman
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibusters cost Hospital Authority HK$1m in interest: John Tsang

    Posted May 12th 2014, 04:45am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Hospital Authority 'lost HK$1m from filibusters' The Hospital Authority has lost HK$1 million in bank interest because filibusters by radical ... to repent", Tsang said the filibusters were in no one's interests other than those radical politicians who wanted media exposure. He added that even the media were getting weary of covering ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1510151/filibusters-cost-hospital-authority-hk1m-interest-john-tsang
  3. News - Hong Kong - LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL

    Filibuster and protests bring lawmakers' meeting to a standstill

    Posted May 13th 2014, 03:54pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... extension and incinerator project descended into chaos again on Tuesday amid rowdy protests and a filibuster. For the third time in less than a month, the Legislative Council's public works subcommittee was unable to vote on the plans. Subcommittee chairman Lo Wai-kwok said on Wednesday that he will consider ending the filibuster if he finds the meeting can longer function effectively. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1511234/vote-plans-landfill-and-incinerator-derailed-again-protests
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pointless filibusters waste time and money

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:49am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Filibusters waste time and money Outrage is to be expected after a filibuster over the vote on the budget bill brought the Legislative Council to an abrupt halt ... With the quorum bell ringing for up to 15 minutes, much of the time was spent on calling members to return to the chamber. Filibusters, if used properly, can be a powerful tool to block unpopular ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1502030/pointless-filibusters-waste-time-and-money
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Blame game on for lawmakers as budget bill debate postponed after filibuster

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 11:40pm by TANNA CHONG AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Tanna Chong and Tony Cheung Government warns account could run dry as filibustering delays meeting for a week Blame game on as budget bill debate postponed Pro-establishment and pan-democratic lawmakers pointed fingers at each other yesterday after radical pan-democrats' filibustering on the budget bill succeeded in having the debate postponed for a week. Legco president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1501231/hk-lawmakers-blame-each-other-budget-bill-debate-postponed
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Unpaid property taxes piling up in law firms a risk as Legco delays stamp duty bill, John Tsang claims

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Patsy Moy, Emily Tsang

    ... Patsy Moy and Emily Tsang Finance chief says property levies piling up at law firms while lawmakers are filibustering Tsang frets over delay to stamp duty bill's passage Law firms ... complained about filibustering and wrote that the delay in passing the measure had forced law firms to keep an "enormous amount" in unpaid stamp duty, most of it levied on purchases ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548273/unpaid-property-taxes-piling-law-firms-risk-legco-delays-stamp-duty
  7. News - Hong Kong - BUDGET

    Legco set for epic budget protest over pensions

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 05:12am by Tony Cheung, Tanna Chong

    ... Tony Cheung and Tanna Chong Marathon filibuster expected to surpass last year's 13-day action as pan-democrats table record number of amendments to budget bill Legco set for epic budget protest over pensions The Legislative Council could be set for a marathon filibuster lasting into next month, after Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said yesterday that he could only ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1469775/legco-set-epic-budget-protest-over-pensions
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Filibusters over budget vote in Legco waste of time and resources

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 03:58am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Budget filibusters serve no purpose Ask anyone about the Legislative Council's performance and the reply is likely to be the same: stop the filibusters! Like it or not, ... pressure, has the duty to ensure council business is run efficiently. Until there is a consensus on how to end filibusters, Tsang can only try to reduce the damage in advance by controlling what can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1496179/filibusters-over-budget-vote-legco-waste-time-and-resources
  9. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers plan court action if Jasper Tsang cuts short budget filibuster

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 05:45pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Lawmakers plan court bid if Tsang cuts debate Pan-democrats who raised 1,917 amendments to the budget bill say their filibuster will last longer than last ... on fellow pan-democrats to use the filibuster as a chance to debate important issues. "If the budget debate is unreasonably cut short again, we will file a … judicial review against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482169/budget-filibuster-will-take-longer-last-years-120-hour-marathon-pan
  10. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Long Hair's pension fund filibuster a grand idea

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:57am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp There is no reason why some of the ample fiscal reserves cannot be designated for uses other than setting up another concrete pouring fund Long Hair's pension fund filibuster a grand idea "My filibuster this year is more meaningful and justified than the one a year ago. I will stop immediately if officials promise that a 50 billion-dollar universal pension ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1472157/long-hairs-pension-fund-filibuster-grand-idea

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