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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Trouble still ahead on MTR's high-speed railway track

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 05:30am by SCMP Editorial

    ... of filibustering by members opposing the project. Given the political climate, this is an episode likely to be repeated. Whether the extra cost should come from the public coffers will continue ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Funding requests face tough crowd when Legco Finance Committee meeting resumes

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 04:07am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, JEFFIE LAM

    ... on democracy protesters. The committee has 18 funding requests to get through that were delayed by filibustering before the summer break. At the top of the pile are what environment officials say ... HK$1.3 billion- to HK$30.4 billion in total- since the summer break. Pan-democrats have vowed to be uncooperative with the government and some have threatened to filibuster non-urgent issues ...

  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 ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Meeting budget deadline impossible, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Meeting budget deadline impossible, Tsang warns The budget bill could not be passed by Wednesday even if the weeks-long filibuster ended, Legislative Council ... unless the four filibustering lawmakers withdrew the 700 amendments delaying it. Otherwise, even if the filibuster ended- an option legislators are expected to discuss today- the proposed ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco gridlock will only hurt the people, says subcommittee chairman

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... for which funding was approved in 2010 despite protests and pan-democrats' filibustering efforts. A proposal passed without thorough scrutiny would cost the public even more, he said. "The ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... locked into filibuster frustration The original filibusters were pirates, not politicians, terrorising the cities of the West Indies and inciting revolts in Latin America. Since the term ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

  7. News - World - US POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    US Senate's curb on filibusters over presidential appointments branded 'dangerous'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 03:28am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Curb on filibusters slammed as 'dangerous' The Democratic-controlled US Senate, in a historic and bitterly fought rule change, have stripped Republicans of their ability to block Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees by limiting the use of filibusters. Obama will get a short-term lift, but over the immediate horizon, ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... pits often to be with miner brothers Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng, on his promotion to Shanxi governor   I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I am going to have to take care of one of those US Senator Rand Paul ends a 13-hour filibuster ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democrats force Legco tech bureau debate adjournment

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 12:30pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the establishment of the bureau and we would filibuster to stop it," he said. "We believe this bureau is a waste of public money." Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing called ... Committee had yet to scrutinise its funding request, of at least HK$35 million. People Power's Raymond Chan Chi-chuen warned that they would filibuster at the committee meeting to delay a vote ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco vote delays cost the public HK$1 billion, government claims

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 04:48am by FANNY FUNG

    ... Council's public works subcommittee to approve the proposals before the summer recess. Voting on a series of funding requests was delayed by attempts to filibuster a vote on controversial plans ...




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