Friday, August 1, 2014   

Longer Legco sessions due to filibuster
(05-20 18:27)

The Legislative Council's Secretariat says the budget meetings over the next three days will be extended by one hour to 11pm to allow more time for the debate.
A group of radical pan-democrats are currently filibustering the bill to pressure the government to set up a universal pension scheme and give cash hand outs.
Legco's decision comes after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying called for the public to voice opposition to the filibuster -- which he says will soon affect the funding of essential services. --RTHK   
Other Hong Kong breaking news:
Lawmakers concerned about Occupy Central (08-01 15:21)
Fears over democracy movement (08-01 15:20)
Govt depts told to cut spending (08-01 15:19)
Fiscal reserves down as of June (07-31 16:52)
Activists refuse bail extension (07-31 12:59)
Govt slammed over staff hiring (07-31 12:59)
Tam urges more signatures overseas (07-31 11:38)
Lee Cheuk-yan urges political party legislation (07-31 11:36)
Ebola safeguards announced (07-31 10:07)
Activists plan to refuse to renew their bail (07-30 18:59)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.