Infrastructure budget headed to committee review on Monday

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-07-16

The Cabinet’s budget proposal for its Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program is set to head to a committee review on Monday.

That’s after opposition Kuomintang (KMT) lawmakers blocked Premier Lin Chuan’s presentation on the budget for a second time on Friday. KMT lawmakers threw water balloons and fake banknotes, blew whistles and shouted slogans.

Legislature President Su Jia-chyuan then bypassed a legislative question-and-answer session to send the budget proposal to a committee review. He later called a cross-caucus negotiation in a bid to break the deadlock, but the KMT caucus refused to attend.

The head of the KMT caucus, Lin Wei-chou, said Sunday morning that the party will decide on Monday morning what tactics it will use to boycott the committee review.

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