KMT boycott hindering national development: DPP

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 14, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han  /  Staff reporter

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) has broken its promise of working toward

Democratic Progressive Party Taichung city councilors yesterday hold a news conference in the city to call for an additional session in the face of the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) boycott.  Photo: Huang Chung-shan, Taipei Times

national development with its disruption yesterday of legislative proceedings and boycotting a review of the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus said.

Protesting against what they called illegal budgeting practices, KMT lawmakers occupied the rostrum ahead of a plenary session at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, turning chairs into barricades to prevent Premier Lin Chuan (林全) and his Cabinet from delivering a formal report and defending the program’s proposed budget.

The session was adjourned due to an incident in which KMT Legislator Hsu Shu-hua (許淑華) fought with DPP Legislator Chiu Yi-ying (邱議瑩), with Hsu slapping Chiu during a scuffle.

The DPP caucus condemned the KMT’s actions, saying parts of the program were proposed by KMT legislators during elections, adding that the boycott was an apparent reversal of their positions.    [FULL  STORY]

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