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  1. 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
  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. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519852/lawmakers-work-through-filibuster-hk18b-waste-incinerator-plan
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1512033/marathon-budget-protest-could-finish-end-month
  6. News - World - US POLITICS

    US Senator Ted Cruz resorts to filibuster to block Obamacare

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... year. Cruz's lonely stand was not technically a filibuster. The first vote in a long process to get to a final showdown was set for yesterday, and Cruz cannot prevent that vote. Senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317724/us-senator-ted-cruz-resorts-marathon-speech-block-obamacare
  7. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers round on government's planned new technology bureau

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung fanny.fung@scmp.com Questions raised about structure while radicals plan filibuster of funding application Lawmakers round on planned tech bureau The Leung Chun-ying administration's plan to establish a technology bureau could again be jeopardised by a filibuster, while lawmakers of all stripes have questioned its proposed structure. League of Social Democrats chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482427/lawmakers-round-governments-planned-new-technology-bureau
  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Pan-democratic parties threaten to boycott electoral reform consultation

    Posted Sep 06th 2014, 05:02am by Joyce Ng, Peter So and Gary Cheung

    ... colleague Albert Ho Chun-yan said the Democrats would boycott the consultation exercise in principle, and would consider filibustering as an option in the non-cooperation campaign. The fight would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1586253/pan-democratic-parties-threaten-boycott-electoral-reform-consultation
  9. 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
  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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