Date: Nov 05, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter, with CNA
The New Power Party (NPP) caucus yesterday accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus of holding secret cross-caucus negotiations with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers.
The NPP held a news conference at 11am to denounce what they called a “clandestine meeting” between DPP and KMT lawmakers, as well as Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) and Legislative Secretary-General Lin Chih-chia (林志嘉).
NPP Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) said that NPP lawmakers found themselves in an empty general assembly chamber at 10am, the time the floor meeting should have resumed, and later found Su, Lin, DPP caucus convener Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘), KMT caucus convener Sufin Siluko (廖國棟) and KMT Legislator and former legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) meeting in the anteroom behind the speaker’s podium, rather than the room usually used for cross-caucus negotiations.
Huang said he was “shocked and very, very disappointed.” [FULL STORY]