Finance chief agrees to bid to end Legco logjam

Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah. Photo: Sam Tsang

But the government would not yield to any of the four legislators' demands, which include a universal HK$10,000 cash handout and a consultation for a universal pension scheme, an administration source said.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:45am

Chief Executive CY Leung dismisses filibustering efforts

Jasper Tsang, meeting lawmakers, says talks often follow filibustering elsewhere. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Four People Power and League of Social Democrats lawmakers decided to cut short their delaying tactics on the budget bill by making fewer speeches and quorum calls. They called for a meeting with the financial secretary to discuss the budget bill and a universal pension scheme.

4 May 2013 - 6:49am 6 comments

Police to probe Legco building 'lift pranks' during quorum call

Police to probe Legco building 'lift pranks' during quorum call

A police report has been made about possible interference with lifts in the Legislative Council building that may have delayed lawmakers returning to the chamber for quorum calls.

4 May 2013 - 5:40am

Legco head calls meeting on budget filibustering

Lawmaker Leung Kwok-hung at the debate. Photo: Edward Wong

Filibustering over the budget bill could soon come to an end after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing holds a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Friday.

30 Apr 2013 - 3:53am

Lift pranks, filibusters all in a day's work at Legco

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong stages an anti-filibuster protest outside Legco. Photo: David Wong

Two suspected pranks in the lifts of the legislature building yesterday almost added to a delay in budget debates, which are just starting to be dragged out by radical lawmakers' filibustering.

26 Apr 2013 - 6:09am