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  1. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Electoral reform referendum voting hours to be extended after cyberattacks

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com Organisers are steeling themselves for massive cyberattacks after an 'unprecedented' onslaught Occupy to extend voting hours Occupy Central organisers will extend the voting hours of their three-day citywide ballot on electoral reform to buffer the exercise against a deluge of cyberattacks. The electronic system that had been set up ...

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    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 ... of the budget bill. In a controversial move, Tsang invoked a house rule to force a vote after a lengthy debate of more than 120 hours across 13 days. During the debate earlier yesterday, Starry Lee ...

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    Finance Committee unlikely to clear funding backlog amid political stalemate

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 03:55am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, to hold four additional two-hour sessions of the meeting tomorrow, on top of today's six-hour meeting. A government spokesman said the current agenda already reflected ...

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    HK$1.6b proposal for Queen Mary Hospital reconstruction hangs in the balance

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 01:39pm by Tony Cheung

    ... final eight hour meeting today. When the meeting adjourned at 1:10pm for an 80 minute lunch break, the finance committee had approved only five funding requests, such as a HK$1 billion ...

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    Slow progress to clear HK$6.8b funding requests to Legco Finance Committee

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:56pm by Tony Cheung

    ... proposals in its final eight-hour session today, after People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip said he and his filibustering colleagues would not delay the passage of most proposals. Chan ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Students blast police for 'mainland terminology' used by officers during Chater Road sit-in

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 05:53pm by Joyce Ng

    ... on the rights of some of the 511 people arrested during the Chater Road protest, in particular denying them access to lawyers for as long as four hours, a right guaranteed by law. The first group ... numbers of the lawyers, said Lester Shum, the federation's deputy secretary general. Police have also been accused of leaving arrested protesters on coaches for several hours without water ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Carrie Lam issues warning on Occupy Central shutdown at talk with civil servants

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:33am by Phila Siu, Gary Cheung and Jeffie Lam

    ... Union chairman Chung Kwok-sing said that at the 1-1/2-hour meeting, Lam "said some political parties might not be satisfied and take action to paralyse Central". Chung, one ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Archbishop's sermon on Occupy Central was 'taken out of context': church

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 02:22pm by Ernest Kao

    ... tactics would "make nobody happy", he said. He declined to comment on Kwong's membership of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. Political commentator Ivan ...

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    Under-fire finance committee chief Ng Leung-sing blames treasury over funding backlog

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 12:46pm by Tony Cheung

    ... the backlog in the committee, with dozens of government proposals awaiting scrutiny before the legislative session ends next week. The committee will hold a six-hour session tomorrow and is expected to add an eight-hour special meeting on Saturday to clear the backlog, which includes funding requests for such projects as the reconstruction of Queen Mary Hospital. The no-confidence motion ...

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    Further sessions called to clear backlog of Legco funding requests

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 03:42am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... sitting on cards amid backlog Almost the entire Legislative Council is being asked to attend an extra eight-hour meeting on Saturday to ease a backlog of more than 40 government funding requests ... suggested convening four more sessions- equivalent to eight hours- this weekend, a day after its last scheduled meeting on Friday, before lawmakers took their summer breaks. "Most ...




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