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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Legco gridlock a disaster of our own making

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Mike Rowse

    ... criticise some members of that camp when they deserve it. The ongoing filibuster of the budget, for example, is senseless and a waste of time. But the administration must accept its share ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    Businesses split on white paper

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:31am by Denise Tsang and Ng Kang-chung

    ... attempt by lawmakers to filibuster the government's budget as an example of the problem of politicisation. Paul Tang Sai-on, chief economist at the Bank of East Asia, agreed that some ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's liberal studies exams are for probing minds

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... exam, the Hong Kong Diploma for Secondary Education, has included such previously taboo topics as the June 4, 1989 crackdown and the filibuster campaign in the legislature by some pan-democrats ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmakers' bid to amend the milk ban lapses

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing dismissed hopes that a looming filibuster on the budget debate could be greatly shortened by grouping hundreds of amendments according to the affected government ... People Power lawmaker Raymond Chan Chi-chuen, one of four radicals behind the filibuster attempt, called for lawmakers to be summoned and only 24 of the 70 showed up- short of the 35-member ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - LEISURE

    Legco is holding back Hong Kong's development of entertainment industry, complains Allan Zeman

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:23pm by Tanna Chong

    ... legislation … it is filibustering on the budget bill. Everything is so slow." Lawmakers have submitted 1,917 amendments to the budget bill, which is likely to trigger a marathon debate running ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    Town Planning Board a rubber stamp for the government

    Posted Nov 13th 2013, 04:17am

    ... criticism that the board is little more than a rubber stamp. Filibustering is a sign of a dysfunctional system, where frustration takes over from honest argument and debate. In effect, the public is now filibustering the board as 2,000 people requested to address the meeting where the plans for a military base on the Central waterfront were discussed, but only eight of the initial ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, April 11, 2014

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... John Chan, Singapore   Use of filibuster not simply a lot of hot air Most people think a filibuster is a waste of time, which slows down the legislative process. But, it is an essential tool ... is unfair. Under the circumstances, many policies supported by the public cannot be passed, while bad laws are passed. So a filibuster is an effective way to fight poor legislation. It can also ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How did the MTR lose its way?

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:30am by Regina Ip

    ... the subject of intense public questioning and debate. It was, in fact, the first public works project to trigger a marathon filibuster in the Legislative Council's Finance Committee in late 2009. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 06:02am by STAFF

    ... to mount a filibuster because they think the government has not done enough to help the poor. All eyes will be on whether Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing will halt the debate, as he did last ...




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