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  1. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    No winners as Legco filibuster comes to an end

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com No winners as filibuster comes to an end Lawmakers across the political spectrum said yesterday that no one stood to gain after an 11-day debate triggered by radical legislators' filibustering came to an end. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing's move to halt the filibuster over the budget bill was nevertheless met ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237888/filibuster-comes-end-many-feel-legcos-reputation-has-suffered
  2. News - Hong Kong - ON SECOND THOUGHT

    Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Elizabeth Wong

    ... Elizabeth Wong Out politicians must find new ways to deal with balancing interests and meeting demands Filibuster brings opportunity to think outside box The Chinese equivalent of "filibuster" is Libo , meaning "stretching the cloth". This translation gives an image of fluff and flannel, not exactly the stuff of gravitas. Yet, nothing could be more serious than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1239170/filibuster-brings-opportunity-think-outside-box
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive CY Leung dismisses filibustering efforts

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... filibustering efforts Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday dismissed the filibustering efforts of pan-democrats and snubbed their call for negotiations over the budget. Four People Power and League ... with filibustering legislators. But in a media gathering at Government House later, Leung appeared unconvinced. "How genuine is this argument?" he asked. "It isn't the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1229539/chief-executive-leung-chun-ying-dismisses-filibustering-efforts
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibustering legislators feel the heat

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu believes that the uncharacteristic 'olive branch' offered by filibustering legislators is as self-serving as it appears Desperate ploy I applaud People Power ... the filibuster circus at the legislature should it agree to their watered-down "conditions". Isn't "compromise" a dirty word for Chan and his colleagues? Doesn't the entire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1236137/filibustering-legislators-feel-heat
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung rules out deal with radicals to end filibuster

    Posted May 09th 2013, 08:41pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Meeting radicals' demands in exchange for end to delay tactic is inadvisable, he says C.Y. Leung rebuffs filibuster deal Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said meeting radical lawmakers' demands in exchange for an end to their filibustering of the budget bill was "extremely inadvisable". Leung also echoed earlier warnings the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233880/cy-leung-warns-filibusters-dire-consequences
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events Ongoing filibustering by radical politicians derailed 10 scheduled panel meetings at the legislature ... protection. The filibustering is a protest against the omission of a universal pension scheme from the proposed budget. The Legislative Council has delayed or called off events planned between April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227772/filibusters-disrupt-11-planned-events
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will meet four radical pan-democrats on Friday to convince them to stop the filibustering that is blocking the passage of the budget bill, as it edges closer to the government's self-imposed deadline in mid-May. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232631/tsang-agrees-ask-radicals-stop-filibustering
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1224030/filibuster-lawmakers-play-politics-others-expense
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Scrap tired tactic of filibustering A political issue has, at long last, united pro-establishment lawmakers and mainstream pan-democrats in the legislature- the filibuster ... used filibusters to try to block a popular government plan to replace the "fruit money" of needy elderly with a higher monthly allowance of HK$2,200. Their objections delayed the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1217812/pan-democrats-should-scrap-tired-tactic-filibustering
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223134/lift-pranks-filibusters-all-days-work-legco

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