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  1. 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 ...

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    Vote on old-age living allowance delayed again

    Posted Dec 01st 2012, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... after a lawmaker's filibuster prevented a vote on whether to approve funding for the measure. Had the allowance been passed when an attempt to reach a vote on it was first made two months ... overnight to clear the amendments, said it was the only solution to ending the filibuster. Michael Tien Puk-sun of the New People's Party said Legco was being hijacked. ...

  3. Don't delay key laws, Tsang warns

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen yesterday stepped up pressure on radical lawmakers to stop their filibuster of a controversial electoral bill, saying ... the bills, he was helping the administration deal with the filibuster. 'The government's priority decides how the agenda is arranged,' he said. 'The administration has the right ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLICY ADDRESS

    'Little done to encourage Hong Kong's young to be upwardly mobile'

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 09:52am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan said that were the government to introduce a less-generous subsidy, or exclude some groups, he may resort to filibustering in the Legislative Council.   ...

  5. Reshuffle may not be passed in time, says D.A.B.

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Colleen Lee The controversial government restructuring plan may not be passed before the new government takes over on July 1 if filibustering continues in Legco, a key member ... outcry against filibustering and help push forward chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying's controversial plans. 'I think there could be problems [with the proposal being passed before ...

  6. Threat remains to C.Y. Leung's revamp

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... on July 1, despite the controversial halting of a marathon filibuster. Legco's Finance Committee and its establishment subcommittee, which scrutinises government proposals for creating new ... to stop the filibuster had ended on a sour note. Tsang put paid to that filibuster after 33 hours of debate. The protesters said the remarks distorted their opposition to the termination ...

  7. 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. ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Leung decries delaying tactics

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... restructuring plan. In an article published in six newspapers, he suggested that a series of Legislative Council panel meetings, called to discuss his proposals, were a form of filibustering ... to discuss the proposal. Is it a kind of filibustering?' Leung asked in the article, published in newspapers including Ming Pao Daily and Ta Kung Pao. He was alluding to last week's ...




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