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  1. 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." ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 18th 2014, 03:35am by STAFF

    ... If the members have fully followed the rules of procedure, I must allow them to speak Legco President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing on filibustering during the budget bill debate   I believe the time has come for … a serious effort to see which big ideas will renew America for our sakes, for our children and, yes, for our future grandchildren Hillary Rodham Clinton   I think the key ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., July 20, 2014

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by STAFF

    ... of Legislative Council filibustering on other issues.   Potential women bishops The Church of England overcame bitter divisions to vote in favour of allowing women to become bishops. The decision ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Declaration of independence for M+- but museum won't open until 2018

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Vivienne Chow

    ... The West Kowloon arts hub's first museum will have its own board to ensure its independence and efficiency, it was revealed yesterday. But filibustering by lawmakers means the M+ museum ... hub's vast basement, through which traffic will pass to ensure the area above ground is free of vehicles. Filibustering of several controversial funding requests has led to a backlog ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Funding request for HK$18b Shek Kwu Chau incinerator gets go-ahead

    Posted May 27th 2014, 12:37pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Funding requests for incinerator and landfill extensions get through to final hurdle, despite filibuster and drama in Legco's public gallery ... in an attempt to filibuster controversial plans for an incinerator. Funding requests for the incinerator at Shek Kwu Chau, extensions to the Tseung Kwan O and Ta Kwu Ling landfills and a feasibility ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Marathon budget protest could finish by end of the month

    Posted May 14th 2014, 03:38pm by Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong Officials from more than 80 departments and bureaus meet to thrash out contingency plans as lawmakers wade through amendments Crisis talks over filibuster fiscal cliff Senior officials prepared yesterday for crisis talks over the budget-bill filibuster amid warnings of a "fiscal cliff" looming next month if the bill is not passed ...




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