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  1. 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 ...

  2. Legco rowdy but not violent, says president

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com He may have expelled radical lawmakers from the chamber dozens of times and dished out hundreds of warnings for unruly behaviour, but outgoing Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing has rejected the idea that the behaviour of Legco's troublemakers is violent. Rounding up his four-year term, which ends on Tuesday, Tsang said ...

  3. Hong Kong on the brink

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... slogans such as 'oppose unreasonable expulsion'. But we didn't chant any political slogans at that time,' said Janet Tsang, the younger sister of Tsang Yok-sing, who is now ... family to pay a heavy price for involvement in the leftist-inspired riots. Tsang Tak-sing, Tsang Yok-sing's younger brother, was a Form Six student at St Paul's College at the time. He ...

  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. C.Y.'s revamp motion beaten by one vote

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ip Lau Suk-yee abstained, while Legco president Tsang Yok-sing, as usual to show impartiality, did not vote. Critics said the government and its supporters had been overconfident and had ...

  7. No constitutional right to filibuster, judge rules

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Austin Chiu and Tony Cheung Lawmakers do not enjoy a constitutional right to filibuster, a High Court judge ruled as he explained why he refused to review Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing's controversial decision to halt a prolonged debate. Court of First Instance judge Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon also ruled that the Legco president had the power under ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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