Saturday, October 25, 2014   

Lawmakers urge to stop filibustering, pass bill
(07-11 11:55)

DAB legislator Starry Lee Wai-king has urged radical lawmakers to stop filibustering the legislature in case a bill on doubling the stamp duty on property transactions fails to pass before the summer recess.
She said this would send the wrong message to the market that the council wasn't serious about reining in property prices.
During the second reading of the bill Friday morning, councilor Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen from the Business and Professionals Alliance said his party supported the proposal to curb prices.
But he was disappointed that exemption wasn't given to firms when they buy commercial properties. --RTHK   
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