‘EVASIVE’:Premier Lin Chuan reiterated the response in his report, leaving the KMT ‘disappointed’ that he said the Okinotori atoll EEZ issue required a ruling by the UN
Date: Jun 04, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday said it was not satisfied with Premier
Lin Chuan’s (林全) responses to their three demands, based on which they occupied the podiums in the legislature’s general assembly chamber to block legislative proceedings on Tuesday.
The premier was able to present his policy report to the legislature yesterday, following his failed attempt on Tuesday, when KMT lawmakers boycotted Lin’s report.
In the latest version of the report provided yesterday, responses to the three demands tabled by the KMT caucus on Tuesday — not to allow the import of US pork with ractopamine, not to allow the import of products from the five Japanese prefectures that were affected by radioactive fallout from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant disaster in March 2011 and to ensure Taiwanese fishermen’s rights are protected in disputed waters near the Okinotori atoll claimed by Japan — were added.
The responses reiterated the Executive Yuan’s response on Wednesday. [FULL STORY]