DEFENDER OF THE PUBLIC:The KMT chairwoman said that the party’s actions at the Legislative Yuan were not designed to aggravate political divisions or struggle
Date: Jun 02, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday lauded the party’s
obstruction of legislative proceedings on Tuesday in a protest against the government’s stance on imports of US pork containing ractopamine and Taiwanese fishermen’s rights, saying such actions were meant to safeguard public health rather than to promote political strife.
“I would like to first express my gratitude to all KMT lawmakers inside the legislature and party members outside for their courageous performances… By uniting together we will surely deliver more stellar performances in the future,” Hung said.
Expressing hope that the party could demonstrate more stamina, Hung said the collaboration between KMT caucus whip Lin Te-fu (林德福) and KMT Central Policy Committee chief executive director Alex Tsai (蔡正元) over the mission to obstruct proceedings had restored the public’s confidence in the party.
“The KMT will forever stand alongside the public,” Hung said, adding that the party’s actions were not designed to aggravate divisions and political struggle, but rather were part of its efforts to defend the public’s interests and welfare.