KMT bill review protest paralyzes the legislature

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 29, 2017
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday occupied the legislative

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus yesterday occupies the speaker’s podium at the legislature to protest Wednesday’s review of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program bill. Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

speaker’s podium to protest against the review of the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program bill, which was claimed to have been passed amid chaos on Wednesday, despite the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) agreeing to hold a second review next week.

KMT legislators disrupted a general assembly meeting early yesterday morning by occupying the speaker’s podium, shouting slogans and putting up placards criticizing the passing of the bill on Wednesday, and calling for the retraction and redrafting of the bill by the Executive Yuan.

“NT$800 billion plan was rammed through in a minute,” “Stop pork barreling, return and redraft,” “The joint committee review failed to follow due procedure” were some of the slogans displayed.    [FULL  STORY]

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