By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – President Ma Ying-jeou was unlikely to present a report about his
meeting with Chinese leader Xi Jinping to the Legislative Yuan after the opposition Democratic Progressive Party rejected the idea Friday.
The unprecedented cross-straits summit will take place in Singapore on Saturday afternoon, and the ruling Kuomintang had proposed inviting Ma for a rare address to the Legislative Yuan, possibly next week.
However, during negotiations between the caucuses Friday morning, the DPP expressed its opposition, saying the speech would merely amount to political manipulation and the Legislative Yuan should not allow itself to bear responsibility for Ma’s secretive organization of the summit.
DPP legislative caucus whip Ker Chien-ming slammed the president for failing to inform the Legislative Yuan of his summit plans beforehand, and for then wanting lawmakers to play along. [FULL STORY]