DPP caucus objects to calls for investigative committee

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 18, 2017
By: Sean Lin and Abraham Gerber / Staff reporters

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘)

New Power Party caucus convener Hsu Yung-ming, center, yesterday speaks at a news conference in Taipei about Tuesday’s power outage as the party’s Executive Chairman Huang Kuo-chang, left, and Legislator Freddy Lim look on. Photo: George Tseng, Taipei Times

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]

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