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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance chief warns lengthy budget filibuster will harm public services

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 12:53pm by FANNY W.Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W.Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Tsang issues warning on budget protest Public services may eventually be affected if an expected filibuster of the budget lasts too long, Financial ... Raymond Chan Chi-chuen of the People Power group in the debate yesterday. "I hope lawmakers won't have a phobia of filibustering and will speak out to force the government to face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1471150/finance-chief-warns-lengthy-budget-filibuster-will-harm-public
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Abolishing trade-based seats not the solution, says Jasper Tsang

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 06:23pm by Joyce Ng

    ... to drastic action such as filibustering at Legco meetings, he added. Chinese University political scientist Ma Ngok said Tsang's view on abolishing the functional constituencies was right only ... lawmakers' filibustering on the government budget bill that they objected to. Tsang said he could not stop lawmakers from filibustering unless they repeated their speeches or got sidetracked. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555378/legco-chief-jasper-tsang-says-trade-based-seats-are-unfairly-elected
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Radical lawmakers plan to filibuster budget debate to press for pensions

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Pensions for all and pay cuts for 'useless' officials among demands ahead of debate Radical lawmakers plan another budget filibuster The Legislative Council could spend months debating this year's budget, with radical pan-democrats planning to table at least 500 amendments in a repeat of last year's filibuster attempt. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1464195/radical-lawmakers-plan-filibuster-budget-debate-press-pensions
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Finance Committee unlikely to clear funding backlog amid political stalemate

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... delaying tactics have held up the committee's procedures, promised to stop filibustering on all requests related to livelihood issues. However, they vowed to stage another round of filibustering if the government refused to remove funding applications for its controversial waste-infrastructure plans. But the government refused to budge from its present schedule- and received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551409/funding-locked-stalemate-over-agenda
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To get government moving again, both sides have to give

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 04:33am by SCMP Editorial

    ... But the huge backlog this year has caused particular concern. Filibustering has, no doubt, dragged out the proceedings. But the fundamental problem lies in the increasingly antagonistic relations ... and businesses. It would be in the public interest to approve them as early as possible. Lawmakers behind filibustering have given the green light to some non-controversial items. It makes sense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1550613/get-government-moving-again-both-sides-have-give
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... said they had been deterred by filibustering campaigns- often spearheaded by Leung and designed to thwart the passage of government bills by dragging on sessions into the night. However, Lau, ... Filibustering on the Finance Committee had also put him off, he said. "It's like tutorials. There are 10 tutorials, but I need to attend only three to get the gist of the bill." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557680/heung-yee-kuks-man-proves-conspicuous-his-absence
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Radicals' grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco, poll finds

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Radical lawmakers' grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco proceedings using filibusters, two-thirds of people in CUHK survey say Delaying tactics find scant support Two-thirds of residents disagree with the grounds radical pan-democratic lawmakers have cited in launching filibusters in the legislature, a Chinese University poll shows. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1520656/radicals-grounds-not-reason-enough-hold-legco-poll-finds
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:27am by STAFF

    ... We are slowly but surely moving towards a second cold war, which no one needs Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev warns of a new conflict with the West   Setting a time cap is not … depriving lawmakers of their right to monitor the government Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing moves to curb filibustering   Forget about playing golf at the highest level. I couldn't get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1516702/who-said-it
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Legco must get its house in order to stop filibustering abuse

    Posted Mar 02nd 2014, 03:42am by SCMP Editorial

    ... walkouts, there is no shortage of drama in Legco. But there are limits as to how far politicians should go. Stalling important bills and funding by using a filibuster is a prime example. Originally ... the filibuster if needed. It is good that the issue has been given serious attention and is being treated with a sense of urgency. Understandably, the question of where to draw the line is a matter ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1438106/legco-must-get-its-house-order-stop-filibustering-abuse
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco boss Jasper Tsang in bid to stop filibustering

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco boss in bid to stop filibustering The Legislative Council president yesterday unveiled two proposals to cut short filibusters, which some lawmakers use to try to stall government plans. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing also pledged, at a spring luncheon with lawmakers and ministers, to "swiftly cut short filibustering every time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1434329/legco-boss-bid-stop-filibustering

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