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Activists arrested over storming of Legco

Wong Yeung-tat and Dickson Cheung Hon-yin arrested after demonstration against government’s plan for northeastern New Territories. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Protesters storm Legco over northeastern New Territories plan

Dozens of opponents of the government’s development plan for the northeastern New Territories breached security cordons and stormed the legislative building in Admiralty yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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CS urges respect for officials in LegCo

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has urged lawmakers to respect officials attending Legislative Council meetings. ? Speaking to the media today, Mrs Lam said she has the responsibility to write to the … Full News here – Hong Kong News latest RSS headlines – Hong Kong News.net

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CS urges respect for officials in LegCo

Chief Secretary Carrie Lam has urged lawmakers to respect officials attending Legislative Council meetings.   Speaking to the media today, Mrs Lam said she has the responsibility to write to the council chairman to express her concerns after officials are verbally insulted or had objects hurled at them during meetings.   She also said the […]

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Radicals’ grounds not reason enough to hold up Legco, poll finds

Two-thirds of residents disagree with the grounds radical pan-democratic lawmakers have cited in launching filibusters in the legislature, a Chinese University poll shows. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Government officials told to raise their profiles after Legco chief can’t identify undersecretary

Government officials need to raise their profiles, lawmakers said, after the Legislative Council president was left stumped by the identity of the administration’s representative at a meeting. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Bun fight in Legco as chief excutive warns of action against Occupy Central campaign

The Chief Executive’s question-and-answer session was adjourned on Thursday after radical lawmakers went on the attack,  one throwing a bun at him and another refusing to leave the  chamber after being ordered out. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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No reason yet to end 50-hour filibuster, says Legco president

He has spent about 50 hours listening to debate over the budget bill, but Legislative Council President Jasper Tsang Yok-sing says he needs “a better reason” to end the filibustering. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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‘Give Legco powers to halt filibuster’ says Labour stalwart

The power to cut short a filibuster in the Legislative Council should lie with lawmakers and not the legislature president, a pan-democrat said yesterday after the latest filibuster, this time aimed at delaying passage of the budget bill, began on Wednesday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco chief Jasper Tsang rules out ‘Long Hair’ amendments to budget

Tsang rejected 957 of the 1,507 amendments put forward by League of Social Democrats chairman “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung, dismissing most as “frivolous or meaningless”. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco sees proposal for technology bureau with HK$30 million budget

The government delivered a fresh proposal for an innovation and technology bureau to the Legislative Council, two years after Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying shelved the idea following a filibuster by lawmakers. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Entertainment mogul Allan Zeman blames Legco for holding city back on entertainment front

Hong Kong will lose out to other Chinese cities within five years at the current pace of development, entertainment mogul Allan Zeman has warned. The chairman of Ocean Park and Lan Kwai Fong Holdings singled out the Legislative Council for criticism, complaining it was dragging its feet. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco panel backs landfill and incinerator plans

Major plans for the expansion of three landfill sites and the construction of a HK$ 18.2 billion garbage incinerator were given the green light by the Legislative Council’s environmental affairs panel today. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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Legco beefs up security measures

Members of the public attending or observing meetings in the legislature will be required to undergo security checks and register their identities starting from tomorrow, the Legislative Council president said yesterday. Full News here – Hong Kong feed

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LegCo can meet Central Gov’t officials

Next month’s Shanghai visit for legislators will give them the chance to meet senior Central Government officials face-to-face.   Speaking to the media after a district council meeting today, Secretary for Constitutional & Mainland Affairs Raymond Tam said many pan-democrats confided in him the wish to meet officials to express their views and those of […]

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