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  1. Debate on contentious electoral bill suspended

    Posted May 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Peter So peter.so@scmp.com Debate on a controversial electoral bill in the Legislative Council had to be suspended yesterday when lawmakers' attendance fell below the minimum level required. The suspension came after 10 pro-government lawmakers surprisingly failed to turn up while pan-democrats boycotted the debate in support of a filibuster mounted in an effort to have ...

  2. Marathon debate as legco has last word

    Posted Jul 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... political discourse, it looks like they're about to get more ammunition for their argument. Home to many a concentration-sapping debate over the years, Legco is going to finish as it started ... for three days as lawmakers get their teeth into the last chief executive question-and-answer session, at least six debates, a bill awaiting passage and a long queue of year-ending reports from ...

  3. Students show democratic streak in submission to reform debate

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of nominees chosen by a nominating committee of 1,200 members. HKU student Sandeep Chulani, one of 50 students who gave up their weekend to debate Hong Kong's political future, said ...

  4. Legco may host chief executive debate

    Posted Dec 24th 2006, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The Legislative Council could organise a forum inviting chief executive candidates to debate on their platforms, according to a senior source at the legislature. The source ... to announce his candidacy by February- to debate policy issues. The source also said the National People's Congress Standing Committee would not discuss the issue of a successor to Raymond Wu ...

  5. Legco to debate ESF reform bill

    Posted Mar 10th 2007, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch The English Schools Foundation has revealed that real estate and construction sector legislator Abraham Shek Lai-him will propose its amendment bill to the Legislative Council. The bill includes substantial changes to the organisation's gov ...

  6. Spying bill passed after stormy debate

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Norma Connolly

    ... shortly after 2.20am following a marathon debate that had stretched into a fifth day. Government supporters then stood up and banged on their desks to signal the end of proceedings. Of the 33 ... that Margaret Ng Ngoi-yee's amendment for a sunset clause would be defeated, the Democrats and their allies had planned to leave the chamber after the debate on her proposal. As the Legco session ...

  7. Sunsets and evil liven up spy debate

    Posted Aug 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After the sunset, darkness would set in. The administration has refused to accept the last night of the sunset. However, the pan-democratic camp will not be frightened by the darkness, we will continue to struggle. Democrat Albert Chan Wai-yip during the debate on the sunset clause Do they really care for the bill? They are only here to make a political point and make a political show. ...

  8. The terms of the debate

    Posted Apr 12th 2005, 12:00am by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching The reasoning of mainland legal experts who insist a new chief executive will serve only Tung Chee-hwa's remaining term relies heavily on the Basic Law's provision of a five-year term for the Election Committee, a period that is mean ...

  9. Let that be an end to the politicking

    Posted May 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 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 ... lawmakers are forced to play along. Tsang denied being pressured by the city government or the central government's liaison office to end the debate. But his ruling, which came after ...

  10. Revamp scrutiny faces more delay

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... planned shake-up of the administration to the bottom of its legislative agenda, with seven more government bills and 16 motions to be debated first. Lawmakers from across the political spectrum ... financial secretary and deputy chief secretary, but many lawmakers say no restructuring is needed. People Power estimates that up to 161/4 hours will be left to debate the restructuring after all ...




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