‘POLITICAL STUNT’:An NPP official slammed the KMT for trying to review a bill that has already been sent to the general assembly pending a final vote
Date: Jun 16, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators yesterday fumed over the “deliberate absence” of their
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) colleagues at a meeting of the legislature’s Social Welfare and Environmental Hygiene Committee, which had been scheduled to review proposed amendments to the Red Cross Society Act of the Republic of China (中華民國紅十字會法).
Eleven DPP lawmakers and one from the New Power Party (NPP) failed to show up for yesterday’s meeting, KMT Legislator and committee convener Alicia Wang (王育敏) said.
Wang said the DPP and NPP lawmakers’ “deliberate absence” — which led to a lack of quorum — was “a serious dereliction of duty.”
KMT Legislator Lee Yan-hsiu (李彥秀) said the DPP and NPP lawmakers were employing “majoritarian violence.” [FULL STORY]