CONTENTIOUS ISSUE:‘The legislature should focus on people’s lives and property and put politics aside,’ KMT Legislator Lin Te-fu said
Date: Feb 18, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday said that legislation concerning the enforcement of disaster prevention-related laws should be the legislature’s top priority and asked the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to stop playing politics by placing a presidential transition of power bill at the top of its legislative agenda.
Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) of the DPP yesterday said that he would try to obtain a consensus between the parties to put the transition of power bill at the top of the agenda.
Su’s proposal on the arrangement followed a New Power Party caucus’ statement on Monday that called for an early end to a question-and-answer session, which is to begin tomorrow and is expected to last until the end of next month, in order to process the transition of power bill as early as possible.
The KMT caucus did not approve of the “rush,” with KMT Legislator Lin Te-fu (林德福) questioning the need to expedite the transition bill. [FULL STORY]