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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco chief rejects pan-dems' two-thirds vote plan to end budget filibuster

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau, Phila Siu

    ... Stuart Lau and Phila Siu Pan-democrats' suggestion to end filibuster through lawmakers' votes instead of Legco chief's individual decision violates Basic Law: Tsang Tsang rejects two-thirds vote plan The Legislative Council president has sparked new controversy after he rejected pan-democrats' suggestion that any bid to end a filibuster should require ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1241408/legco-chief-rejects-pan-dems-two-thirds-vote-plan
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Queen Mary Hospital to get HK$1.6b overhaul as Legco says 'yes' in dying seconds of meeting

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung, Ada Lee

    ... strong hope among our health-care workers." The backlog of requests before the committee was made worse by pan-democrats' filibuster in protest at funding for a contentious plan ... not assign blame for the delay to 17 proposals. "Is it the filibustering or the political climate? It's difficult for me to say, [but] the public can think about it," he said. Former ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1552690/hk16b-proposal-queen-mary-hospital-reconstruction-hangs-balance
  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Filibustering legislators feel the heat

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu believes that the uncharacteristic 'olive branch' offered by filibustering legislators is as self-serving as it appears Desperate ploy I applaud People Power ... the filibuster circus at the legislature should it agree to their watered-down "conditions". Isn't "compromise" a dirty word for Chan and his colleagues? Doesn't the entire ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1236137/filibustering-legislators-feel-heat
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco president Jasper Tsang orders end to budget bill filibuster

    Posted May 13th 2013, 01:12pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit The president of the Legislative Council on Monday ordered to end a filibuster on the budget bill by Tuesday. Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ordered that the remaining 131 debates ... it seriously weakened Legco’s role as a check and balance to the executive arm. People Power’s Wong Yuk-man, one of four legislators who launched the filibuster, shouted angrily at Tsang. “Shame ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236703/legco-president-jasper-tsang-orders-end-budget-bill-filibuster
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    CY Leung rules out deal with radicals to end filibuster

    Posted May 09th 2013, 08:41pm by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Meeting radicals' demands in exchange for end to delay tactic is inadvisable, he says C.Y. Leung rebuffs filibuster deal Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said meeting radical lawmakers' demands in exchange for an end to their filibustering of the budget bill was "extremely inadvisable". Leung also echoed earlier warnings the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233880/cy-leung-warns-filibusters-dire-consequences
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony,cheung@scmp.com Filibusters disrupt 11 planned events Ongoing filibustering by radical politicians derailed 10 scheduled panel meetings at the legislature ... protection. The filibustering is a protest against the omission of a universal pension scheme from the proposed budget. The Legislative Council has delayed or called off events planned between April ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1227772/filibusters-disrupt-11-planned-events
  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... Joshua But joshua.but@scmp.com Tsang agrees to ask radicals to stop filibustering Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah will meet four radical pan-democrats on Friday to convince them to stop the filibustering that is blocking the passage of the budget bill, as it edges closer to the government's self-imposed deadline in mid-May. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1232631/tsang-agrees-ask-radicals-stop-filibustering
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    With filibuster, lawmakers play politics at others' expense

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by JEFFREY LAM

    ... Radical lawmakers should stop their overdose of filibuster tactics, given that the harm they've done has already had a big impact on the government and people's livelihood. Before they launched their plan to delay the budget vote in the Legislative Council, the radicals had started filibustering to reject the government's request for HK$100 million to aid Sichuan earthquake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1224030/filibuster-lawmakers-play-politics-others-expense
  9. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, July 28, 2014

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by LETTERS

    ... of several radical members who introduced in their filibustering many amendments to bills. The president had to constantly remind radical speakers to stop being repetitive. Another time-wasting filibuster tactic was the frequent demand for roll calls. This year filibustering extended to legislative committees and panels. The chairman of Legco's Finance Committee, which comprises all ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1560713/letters-editor-july-28-2014
  10. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Splashing cash on all that jazz but none for the elderly

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Michael Chugani

    ... questions and using filibusters to paralyse the Legislative Council? HK$87,450 a month. And perks? HK$191,610 a year in entertainment and travelling expenses; office expenses of HK$2.24 million; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1572310/splashing-cash-all-jazz-none-elderly

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