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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF

    ... The United States does not have a monopoly on crazy people Barack Obama on the gun lobby argument that mass shootings are the result of a lack of mental health treatment   It would be a shame if my request was rejected because of political issues Lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, whose request to mount a filibuster in place of jailed Leung Kwok-hung was rejected   It's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1530387/who-said-it
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lawmaker Dennis Kwok to oppose proposed curbs on filibusters

    Posted Sep 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to oppose curbs on filibusters New legal-sector lawmaker Dennis Kwok Wing-hang says he is ready to challenge any effort by the pro-government camp to prevent filibustering by tightening the Legco ... restructuring plan from being passed before the end of the last Legco session. While acknowledging that filibusters "come at a heavy price", Kwok said any tightening of the rules would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1042589/lawmaker-dennis-kwok-oppose-proposed-curbs-filibusters
  6. 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, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363265/us-senates-curb-filibusters-over-presidential-appointments-branded
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 05:11am by STAFF

    ... difficult year for the committee, which faced several filibusters over controversial issues, including the development of two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Ng brought that debate to a controversial end, calling for a vote as pan-democrats were protesting against his rulings. The filibusters meant that some government funding requests had to be delayed.   Arrested protesters report ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1562180/talking-points
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236339/meeting-budget-deadline-impossible-jasper-tsang-warns
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242169/use-filibuster-hks-legislative-assembly-divides-lawmakers-public
  10. 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

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