Radio Taiwan International
The Cabinet’s budget proposal for its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program is set to head to a committee review on Monday.
That’s after opposition Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers blocked Premier Lin Chuan’s presentation on the budget for a second time on Friday. KMT lawmakers threw water balloons and fake banknotes, blew whistles and shouted slogans.
Legislature President Su Jia-chyuan then bypassed a legislative question-and-answer session to send the budget proposal to a committee review. He later called a cross-caucus negotiation in a bid to break the deadlock, but the KMT caucus refused to attend.
The head of the KMT caucus, Lin Wei-chou, said Sunday morning that the party will decide on Monday morning what tactics it will use to boycott the committee review.