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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pan-democrats should scrap the tired tactic of filibustering

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Scrap tired tactic of filibustering A political issue has, at long last, united pro-establishment lawmakers and mainstream pan-democrats in the legislature- the filibuster ... used filibusters to try to block a popular government plan to replace the "fruit money" of needy elderly with a higher monthly allowance of HK$2,200. Their objections delayed the new ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1217812/pan-democrats-should-scrap-tired-tactic-filibustering
  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Lift pranks, filibusters all in a day's work at Legco

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Colleen Lee

    ... Tony Cheung and Colleen Lee Delaying tactic by radicals to oppose the budget was nearly aided by what seemed to be practical jokes on three lawmakers Lift pranks and filibusters all ... lawmakers' filibustering. The plenary session could have been put off to next week, but three legislators who were held up in the lifts made it to the chamber each time to meet the quorum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1223134/lift-pranks-filibusters-all-days-work-legco
  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco head approves budget amendments made in filibustering bid

    Posted Apr 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco head approves filibustering amendments Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing has- against government advice- approved more than 700 amendments tabled in the pan-democrats' filibustering bid on the budget bill. Radical lawmakers- including the League of Social Democrats' "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung and People ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1220087/legco-head-approves-budget-amendments-made-filibustering-bid
  4. 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
  5. News - Hong Kong

    Lawmakers agree to speed up filibuster campaign

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 04:25pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Four radical lawmakers met with Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing on Friday and agreed to shorten their filibuster campaign on the budget ... lawmakers’ complaints that their delaying tactics had become “exhausting”. The lawmakers, whose on-going filibuster campaign will start-up again on Wednesday when Legco meets, have filed more than ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1229251/lawmakers-agree-speed-filibuster-campaign
  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco boss warns he may end budget bill filibuster

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND COLLEEN LEE

    ... Joshua But and Colleen Lee Legco boss warns he may end budget bill filibuster A filibustering bid on the budget bill by radical lawmakers could be halted by the middle of next month, ... People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, one of those involved in the filibustering, yesterday said he expected the debates could be brought to an abrupt halt by Tsang around May 10, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1222335/legco-boss-warns-he-may-end-budget-bill-filibuster
  7. News - Hong Kong

    DAB aims to limit pan-democrats' budget filibustering

    Posted Apr 17th 2013, 07:36pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit yingkit.lai@scmp.com Pro-government legislators on Wednesday came up with a strategy to cut short a filibuster launched by radical pan-democrats aiming to obstruct the passage ... to the bill were merged. Tam also suggested that Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing call a halt to delaying tactics by citing rules of procedures – as he did last year to filibustering over ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1216825/dab-aims-limit-pan-democrats-budget-filibustering
  8. News - Hong Kong - SICHUAN EARTHQUAKE

    Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation

    Posted Apr 25th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee and Lo Wei

    ... Colleen Lee and Lo Wei Chief Secretary tells lawmakers not to 'make a mountain out of a molehill' after failure to decide on contribution to disaster relief effort Lam regrets filibuster over quake donation Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor was disappointment yesterday after lawmakers failed to vote on a proposal to donate HK$100 million to the Sichuan earthquake ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1222423/lam-regrets-filibuster-over-quake-donation
  9. 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
  10. News - Hong Kong

    'Long Hair' loses appeal challenging Legco filibuster decision

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 05:30pm by Austin Chiu

    ... Council. Last May legislature chief Tsang Yok-sing decided to halt Leung’s filibuster against a piece of legislation, leading to the lawmaker’s challenge. The panel of three Court of Appeal judges ... to filibuster. It also upheld a lower court’s order that Leung, of the League of Social Democrats, should pay legal costs to Tsang arising from the original hearing. It further ruled Leung must pay ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1141191/long-hair-loses-appeal-challenging-legco-filibuster-decision

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