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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Finance chief urges lawmakers to back funding for new towns, despite protests

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tsang Chun-wah said on his blog that a filibuster attempt in the Legislative Council's Finance Committee over a government request for HK$340 million for preliminary work had created ... completely? Even if the projects are deferred with a view to narrowing down the opposing views, could it actually prevent future filibusters? If projects are to be abandoned for good, should we allow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538466/new-town-consensus-impossible-john-tsang
  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Executive, legislature must restore working relationship

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... for the younger generation. Filibusters and violence are hardly the right tools to advance one's cause. It would be worrying if it escalates further into fist fights or other violent actions. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1547054/executive-and-legislature-must-restore-orderly-working
  3. 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
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief Jasper Tsang rules out ‘Long Hair’ amendments to budget

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:16am by Tony Cheung

    ... acts on budget filibuster Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has thrown out more than half of the proposed amendments to the government budget after rejecting the majority of those tabled by a radical pan-democrat planning to filibuster the bill. Tsang rejected 957 of the 1,507 amendments put forward by League of Social Democrats chairman "Long Hair" Leung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1486212/legco-chief-jasper-tsang-rules-out-long-hair-amendments-budget
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Mystery surrounds Carrie Lam's call for 'urgent' meeting with police

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:13am by Samuel Chan and Phila Siu

    ... due to filibusters by the pan-democratic camp. The chief secretary's office last night declined to discuss Lam's diary, but several sources in the disciplined services have confirmed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1549988/mystery-surrounds-carrie-lams-call-urgent-meeting-police
  6. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 26, 2014

    Posted May 26th 2014, 03:43am by LETTERS

    ... has dealt with filibusters. There are similarities between Occupy Central and filibuster tactics. Critics say Occupy Central is holding Hong Kong hostage- if the government keeps ruling out the possibility of public nomination, Central will be paralysed, leading to tremendous economic losses. The same can be said about the filibuster in Legco. For example, some lawmakers support such tactics ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1519570/letters-editor-may-26-2014
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Critics say Finance Committee chair Ng Leung-sing is in over his head

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... tried to end a filibuster by restricting the speaking time of committee members. The move sparked another round of debate inside the chamber and also angered protesters who were rallying outside ... on and on." Lau said Ng should have let members express their views fully before taking a vote. "It is not about filibusters. It is legislators' responsibility to ask questions and ask ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538453/critics-say-finance-committee-chair-ng-leung-sing-over-his-head
  8. 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
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco success hits low point as fewer than one third of bills passed into law

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:43am by Tony Cheung

    ... was affected by radical lawmakers' filibusters. Tong said the blame lay with government inefficiency. "The legislative-executive relationship is a reason … [but when] we reminded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1548293/legco-success-hits-low-point-fewer-one-third-bills-passed-law
  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco sees proposal for technology bureau with HK$30 million budget

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 04:37am by Amy Nip, Tanna Chong

    ... Amy Nip and Tanna Chong Legco gets HK$30 million proposal for policy team in charge of innovation and technology, but lawmaker threatens filibuster to kill it again C.Y. makes new try ... shelved the idea following a filibuster by lawmakers. The administration is keen to establish the bureau, which legislators were told would focus mainly on IT development. A government source said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1472274/legco-sees-proposal-technology-bureau-hk30-million-budget

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