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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by STAFF

    ...   Lawmakers reply on filibuster rules Today is the deadline for Hong Kong's legislative councillors to return questionnaires on how they would deal with filibusters under Legco's rules of procedure. There have been calls for the rules to be toughened to deal with the kind of filibuster that delayed the passage of the budget this year and last. Pro-government legislators tend ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Innovation and technology vital to Hong Kong's future competitiveness and productivity

    Posted Apr 26th 2014, 05:18am by LETTERS

    ... and technology bureau and urging fellow legislators not to mount a filibuster during the debate on this issue. A filibuster is characterised as a form of obstruction in a legislature. It is a strategy ... tank advocating innovation and technology. Those lawmakers planning a filibuster need to be told that the only logical path to preserve Hong Kong's economic independence and core values ...

  10. 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 ...




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