Date: Aug 18, 2017
By: Sean Lin and Abraham Gerber / Staff reporters
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘)
yesterday voiced objections to separate motions filed by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) and New Power Party (NPP) caucuses to form a cross-caucus investigative committee to probe potentially flawed policymaking that might have contributed to a massive power outage on Tuesday.
The Legislative Yuan yesterday held cross-caucus negotiations to decide topics for a third extraordinary session, which begins today.
The KMT and the NPP tendered the motions to form the committee, with KMT caucus secretary-general Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) saying that its functions should include “establishing the facts” about the nation’s energy policy.
It should also address the public’s doubts regarding a hidden Taiwan Power Co (Taipower) “electricity stash,” Lin added. [FULL STORY]