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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibustering could cut HK$20 billion out of economy, Paul Chan says

    Posted Nov 24th 2014, 06:39am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Infrastructure spending will fall by HK$20 billion if pan-democrats don't cooperate, minister warns Filibustering could hurt the economy, Paul Chan says ... that affect people's livelihoods, to press their claims for a more democratic system for the 2017 chief executive election. Members of the Finance Committee have also attempted to filibuster some ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'Give Legco powers to halt filibuster' says Labour stalwart

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 03:39am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... to halt filibuster' The power to cut short a filibuster in the Legislative Council should lie with lawmakers and not the legislature president, a pan-democrat said yesterday after the latest filibuster, this time aimed at delaying passage of the budget bill, began on Wednesday. Labour Party stalwart Lee Cheuk-yan proposed that a vote by two-thirds of lawmakers should be enough to end ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Top court quashes 'Long Hair' appeal over filibuster

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 04:49am by CHRIS LAU

    ... Chris Lau chris.lau@scmp.com 'Long Hair' filibuster fight ends in top court The top court took just hours yesterday to put a stop to lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung's appeal challenging Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing's abrupt termination of filibustering in 2012. Leung's application for a judicial review was scheduled ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIAL WELFARE

    Allowances for elderly people set to increase

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:46am by ELIZABETH CHEUNG

    ... to lawmakers in December. He urged pan-democrat Legislative Council members to stop filibustering funding proposals in the Finance Committee. Based on a 4.2 per cent increase in the index ... the allowances. The changes will take effect in February if approved. Filibustering has created a backlog of funding requests, though pan-democrats have promised to approve requests on livelihood issues ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    People Power duo spy new filibuster option

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com People Power duo spy new filibuster option People Power's two lawmakers said yesterday that they planned to join more Legislative Council committees so they could step up attempts to filibuster controversial bills and government funding applications. Raymond Chan Chi-chuen and Albert Chan Wai-yip said they intended to join the establishment ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Legco filibuster on stamp duty puts more than HK$4b at stake, lawyers warn

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Austin Chiu, Sandy Li

    ... Austin Chiu and Sandy Li Homebuyers' cash being held by lawyers while stamp duty bill is delayed in Legco Filibuster puts more than HK$4b at stake Billions of dollars paid in property ... that filibustering in the Legislative Council had delayed passing of the measure. A large portion of the "enormous amount" of tax collected arose from purchases of non-residential properties, Tsang ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster delays innovation and technology bureau proposal

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:26am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com People Power duo drag out meeting in protest against new-towns plan Filibuster delays innovation bureau The proposal for an innovation and technology bureau is likely to be delayed for at least three more months after two radical lawmakers forced the adjournment of a Legislative Council meeting yesterday. Filibustering People Power duo Albert ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Taxpayers will be ultimate losers over filibustering

    Posted May 25th 2014, 04:29am by LETTERS

    ... Taxpayers will be ultimate losers over filibustering Over the course of three straight weeks, the headlines of Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah's weekly blog went from "Together we achieve universal suffrage" to "Get off", clearly demonstrating his mounting discontent and frustration at the endless filibustering at Legco meetings. Tsang had warned ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    How Legco president got us safely through budget filibuster

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:25am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu praises the Legco president for deftly guiding proceedings to allow the marathon budget filibuster yet limit its disruptions Cool head We see so much bad politics ... there is sometimes good politics at work. Take the recent end to the 130-hour budget filibuster that didn't make life any worse for ordinary Hong Kong people. For better or worse, things worked out, ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Budget bill finally passed after 130-hour filibuster

    Posted Jun 05th 2014, 04:48am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... passed after 130-hour filibuster The marathon budget debate finally came to a close last night- after 130 hours of talks- ending a filibuster that opponents had said could cost taxpayers some ... by the end of the meeting. The filibuster was launched by "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung of the League of Social Democrats, and Albert Chan Wai-yip and Raymond Chan Chi-chuen of People Power. ...




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