Sunday, July 5, 2015   

Lack of quorum halts budget debate
(04-30 17:26)

A marathon budget debate in LegCo has been adjourned because not enough lawmakers were present on Wednesday to make up the quorum needed to continue.
This happened four hours after lawmakers began debating the more than 1,000 amendments put forward by radical democrats in a move to filibuster the debate.
Pro-establishment lawmakers had earlier said they would ensure there would be enough lawmakers in the chamber for the meeting to go smoothly.
DAB lawmaker Ip Kwok-him blamed the situation on pro-democracy lawmakers repeatedly requesting a head count.
People Power lawmakers had put forward eight requests for head count during Wednesday's meeting.
Earlier, the Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah criticized the planned filibuster, saying that some government departments could be short of funds by early June.
Tsang rejected demands by People Power for the budget to include universal pensions, and a HK$10,000 cash handout for every Hong Kong resident. --RTHK   
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