Saturday, November 1, 2014   

Tsang says filibuster could hit on public services
(04-30 16:52)

The Financial Secretary says some government departments could be short of funds by early June.
John Tsang Chun-wah issued the warning as he urged legislators to give up filibustering the budget debate.
Councillors have now begun wading through nearly 1,200 amendments, which Tsang pointed out is far more than last year when approval of the official spending plan was delayed for weeks.
People Power lawmakers launched the filibuster to push for universal pensions and a HK$10,000 cash handout for every Hong Kong resident.
But the Financial Secretary called their demands were premature and said on today would be a good day to pass the budget. --RTHK   
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