Civic groups pan referendum committee payments

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 05, 2015
By: Chung Li-hua and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

Civic groups lambasted the Executive Yuan’s Referendum Review Committee members for being eligible for NT$4,000 to NT$8,000 in part-time payments per month, even when the committee was not sitting in session, which was at odds with the other committees in the Executive Yuan, who were given a NT$2,000 flat appearance fee.

The best way to rectify the situation is to abolish the referendum committee once and for all, the civic groups said.

According to the Referendum Act (公民投票法), the job of committee members is to appear at meetings to review and vote on referendum items.     [FULL  STORY]

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