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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    I may quit in 2016 if reform is vetoed, says lawmaker Lam Tai-fai

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 04:36am by Tony Cheung, Peter So

    ... if the reform failed. "If there is more filibustering in Legco … and if we are just spending our time pressing buttons, I'm [worried] whether I'm really doing [anything]," Lam said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1593376/i-may-quit-2016-if-reform-vetoed-says-lawmaker-lam-tai-fai
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legco head calls meeting on budget filibustering

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee, Joshua But and Tony Cheung Discussion expected to focus on how to cut short pan-democrats' delaying tactics Legco chief calls meeting on budget filibustering Filibustering over the budget bill could soon come to an end after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing holds a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Friday. The discussion on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226294/legco-head-calls-meeting-budget-filibustering
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Budget vote to go ahead after Legco chief ends filibuster

    Posted May 14th 2013, 03:20pm

    ... The marathon debate on the budget bill finally ended after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing cut off a filibuster on Tuesday afternoon. The budget bill and some 710 amendments will now be put to a vote after legislators return from a break later on Tuesday. The almost two-week-long filibuster was launched by four radical lawmakers from People Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237565/budget-vote-go-ahead-after-legco-chief-ends-filibuster
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang looks for rule change to end filibusters

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 05:09am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Tsang says delaying tactics could be halted by letting lawmakers put forward closure motion Bust the filibusters, says Legco chief Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing is pressing for action to find a way to cut short filibusters, the delaying tactics used by lawmakers to block government proposals. He has called for a meeting ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1409318/legco-president-jasper-tsang-looks-rule-change-end-filibusters
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Beijing's zero-risk election model will increase political divisions in Hong Kong

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:25pm by Gary Cheung

    ... is that the framework has alienated even those pan-democrats who strongly advocate dialogue with Beijing. Some outside the camp have raised the possibility of more filibustering, hampering the government's ... pensions. Professor Ray Yep Kin-man, of City University's department of public policy, said: "Moderate pan-democrats … criticised radicals on some occasions for launching filibusters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1583256/zero-risk-chief-executive-election-model-will-increase-political

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