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  1. Let that be an end to the politicking

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The filibuster mounted by some radical lawmakers is finally coming to an end. Following an overnight meeting, Legco President Tsang Yok-sing for the first time invoked a special power to halt the marathon debate on the unpopular by-election bill. Voting on the 1,300 amendments immediately follows and is expected to finish within days. While officials can heave a sigh of relief ...

  2. Chief to 'listen humbly' to impeachment attempt

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yok-sing, would also require passage separately by both constituencies. Labour Party chairman Lee Cheuk-yan, who initiated the motion, said its aim was to express a clear demand for a clean ...

  3. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 16, 2013

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Disruptive filibuster had to be halted I agree with the decision of Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing to end a filibuster on the budget bill. Actually, I support ... Jasper Tsang Yok-sing "opened a very bad precedent" when he ruled that the filibustering to block the budget had to end ("Opinion divided as Legco chief cuts off filibuster", ...

  4. I failed to boost Legco's public image, Tsang says

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing admitted yesterday that he failed to improve the public image of the legislature during his term. But he ... frequently, Tsang Yok-sing (pictured) said. 'I received more than 10 letters from the chief secretary... complaining about lawmakers' behaviour, and asking for a change to our rules ...

  5. Under fire, Legco chief reflects on his role

    Posted Jun 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing said yesterday he was reflecting on whether he could be a better gatekeeper against radical attempts to jeopardise the 'dignity' of the chamber. Referring to recent filibuster attempts made by pro-democrat lawmakers to block the cabinet restructuring plan proposed by chief executive-elect ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ALL AROUND TOWN

    Bullies, bravehearts and deviations

    Posted May 16th 2013, 12:00am by TONY CHEUNG AND JOSHUA BUT

    ... at the time. So it surprised many when she accused Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing of "bullying" her on Tuesday. The lawmakers had been debating the government budget when ...

  7. Public opinion comes second for Legco chief

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong and Peter So Legislative Council President Tsang Yok-sing admits his decision to halt a marathon Legislative Council debate on a by-election law to stop a filibuster will hurt his popularity with the public, but says personal political consequences were not his main concern. Tsang ended debate on the bill, which will ban lawmakers who resign from running in any ...

  8. Tsang gave up his neutrality, and the legislature's credibility

    Posted May 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Albert Cheng Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing is highly regarded by the public and the media because of his self-styled political neutrality and fair and open attitude. As a result, he is often rated one of the most popular Legco members. Last week, Tsang single-handedly destroyed the procedures of Legco by halting the debate over the controversial by-election ...

  9. Tsang comes under fire from all sides

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Long respected by lawmakers across the political spectrum, Tsang Yok-sing finds himself in an unlikely position- attacked by friend and foe alike for his handling of last week's legislative filibuster. Pan-democrats moved a vote of confidence against Tsang, president of the Legislative Council, saying he failed to maintain political neutrality ...

  10. Pause in hostilities for president's birthday

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So and Tony Cheung It was probably the toughest birthday that Tsang Yok-sing has ever spent. The Legislative Council president, who turned 65 yesterday, made an unprecedented decision to kill a filibuster after an all-night debate in the Legco chamber. Tsang had approved the overnight meeting that started on Wednesday morning to debate a controversial bill on scrapping ...




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