Thursday, November 26, 2015   

Party to change filibustering tactics
(07-10 13:32)

People Power lawmaker, Albert Chan Wai-yip, said on Thursday that his party will adjust its filibustering tactics to let the Legislative Council finish scrutinizing a government bill by next Tuesday that would allow the doubling of stamp duty on property transactions. He said his party supports amending the Stamp Duty Bill as it could help cool down Hong Kong's overheated property market.
But the lawmaker representing the accountancy sector, Kenneth Leung Kai-cheong, said he has proposed an amendment to the bill. He said if his proposal is accepted, businesses would be able to get back the stamp duty three years after they had purchased a property. --RTHK   
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