House Committee chair seeks less filibustering

The chairwoman of the Legislative Council’s House Committee, Starry Lee, says the legislature did not run as smoothly as she hoped in the past year, partly due to the opposition’s filibustering.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday to conclude the committee’s work in the past legislative year, Ms Lee also said chaos created by the oath-taking controversy surrounding Youngspiration localists Sixtus Leung and Yau Wai-ching had also slowed down Legco’s work.

Looking ahead, the DAB legislator said she hopes lawmakers and the government will work together to improve their relationship, which has been “tense” in recent years.

“I hope that with the new administration, with better communication, things can be smoother,” said Lee.

But the vice-chairman of the house committee, the Civic Party’s Dennis Kwok, rebuffed Ms Lee’s criticism of the pan-democrats’ filibustering.

He said legislators must spend time scrutinizing large funding requests and complex bills.

Referring to the reasons for filibustering, Kwok said, “sometimes it’s about blocking the wrong piece of legislation, or blocking the wrong piece of public work that shouldn’t cost the Hong Kong people so much.”

Kwok said he had spoken to the Chief Secretary about filibustering and Matthew Cheung understood his explanation that legislation is becoming more complex.

Kwok said that the effectiveness of Legco’s work must be judged in its larger context.

“Overall, I think that the Legislative Council is doing its job,” Kwok added.

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1341497-20170711.htm

Sweden’s Islamic Rape Epidemic: Almost Half of Victims are CHILDREN

Sweden’s Islamic Rape Epidemic: Almost Half of Victims are CHILDREN
10News ^ | 07/08/2017 | na 

Posted on 7/8/2017, 5:39:07 PM by ForYourChildren

Rapes are rampant in Sweden, following years of Muslim immigration. An alarmingly high percentage of the victims are children.

Rapes in Sweden has been soaring since the country started to take in large numbers of Muslim migrants and refugees. According to statistics, 92 percent of all severe rapes (violent rapes) are committed by migrants and refugees. 100 percent of all attack rapes (where victim and attacker had no previous contact) are committed by that same group.

The top-10 list of rapists’ national background shows only one non-Islamic country (Chile). Most rapists have Iraqi background, followed by refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, Somalia, Eritrea, Syria, Gambia, Iran, Palestine, Chile and Kosovo. Migrants and refugees from Afghanistan are 79 times more likely to commit rape than Swedes.

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