Tsang Yok-Sing

War of words shifts to the Lunar New Year fair

Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing writing spring couplets for visitors at Victoria Park yesterday. Photo: David Wong

Political parties have shifted their battlefield from the Legislative Council to the Lunar New Year fair at Victoria Park.

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013, 5:28am

'Long Hair' loses appeal challenging Legco filibuster decision

'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung. Photo: KY Cheng

Lawmaker “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung on Friday lost his appeal against a refusal, by the High Court, to hear his judicial challenge against the president of the Legislative Council.

Last May legislature chief Tsang Yok-sing decided to halt Leung’s filibuster against a piece of legislation, leading to the lawmaker’s challenge.

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Lawmakers sworn in amid protests in Legco

Newly elected legislators attend the first Legco meeting of their four-year term on Wednesday. Photo: David Wong

Seventy newly elected lawmakers were sworn in, amid protests by radical legislators, as the Legislative Council began its new four-year term on Wednesday. 

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

City Digest

'Long Hair' ordered to pay filibuster costs

Lawmaker 'Long Hair' Leung Kwok-hung was yesterday ordered by the High Court to pay legal costs to Legco president Tsang Yok-sing for his failed bid to argue for a constitutional right to filibuster.

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19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legco rowdy but not violent, says president

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.

15 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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

Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing admitted yesterday that he failed to improve the public image of the legislature during his term.

But he was quick to defend his colleagues, saying that inadequate public understanding of Legco's watchdog role only magnified the negative impressions of legislators.

10 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Under fire, Legco chief reflects on his role

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.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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

Incoming leader Leung Chun-ying suffered a huge setback yesterday when a proposal to fast-track his government revamp plan was narrowly vetoed by legislators leaving the new structure unlikely to be passed by July 1 when he takes over.

22 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

No constitutional right to filibuster, judge rules

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.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Public opinion comes second for Legco chief

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.

24 May 2012 - 12:00am

Legco chief to explain filibuster tactic

Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing has promised to 'exchange views' with lawmakers on his unprecedented decision to block an attempt to filibuster a controversial by-election law.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

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

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.

23 May 2012 - 12:00am

Radicals ride their luck

Over the past two weeks, chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying has fired repeated salvos at radical pan-democratic lawmakers for their attempts to filibuster a bill on electoral reform measures.

Leung has even gone so far as to urge voters to reconsider whether to vote for these lawmakers in the Legislative Council election to be held in September.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

Tsang comes under fire from all sides

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.

22 May 2012 - 12:00am

High Court rejects judicial review of end to filibuster

The High Court yesterday rejected a lawmaker's application for a judicial review of Legislative Council president Tsang Yok-sing's move to end a filibuster by democrats.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am