‘NO OYSTERS’:DPP legislators said the government proposal would not ensure meaningful autonomy for the nation’s 16 recognized Aboriginal communities
Date: Apr 14, 2015
By: Lii Wen / Staff reporter
A government proposal for establishing autonomous rule for the nation’s Aboriginal peoples
yesterday came under heavy criticism from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators, who said the proposal failed to ensure “true autonomy.”
Council of Indigenous Peoples Minister Mayaw Dongi fended off comments from DPP legislators about the draft provisional act on autonomous rule for indigenous peoples (原住民族自治暫行條例) during a meeting of the legislature’s Internal Administration Committee in Taipei.
“Your oyster omelet seems to be devoid of oysters,” DPP Legislator Chen Chi-mai (陳其邁) said, adding that the draft act failed to provide adequate authority to the proposed new autonomous agencies. [FULL STORY]