Date: Jul 23, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus secretary-general Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) yesterday said it is unlikely the KMT could block the Cabinet’s budget proposals for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.
Lin made the remarks in response to Social Democratic Party (SDP) member Miao Po-ya’s (苗博雅) criticism that the KMT does not really intend to block the program.
In an opinion piece titled The KMT is the best friend of Lin Chuan’s (林全) Cabinet, published in the Chinese-language Apple Daily on Thursday, Miao panned the KMT caucus, saying it had put on a farcical display at the legislature that did not affect the passage of the program.
As a result, the KMT’s actions have protected the Cabinet, helping its budget requests to pass their first reading this week without any real obstruction, she said.