Lawmakers clash at infrastructure review

CHAIRMAN DISPUTE:KMT Legislator Chen Ming-wen wrestled with the DPP’s Hsu Yu-jen, while the KMT’s Alex Fai disabled a loudspeaker in a bid to silence the DPP

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 19, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

A cross-committee budget review of the Cabinet’s proposed Forward-looking

Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Wang Ding-yu, center, scuffles with Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator-at-large William Tseng, bottom, at the legislature in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

Infrastructure Development Program was thrown into disarray at the legislature yesterday as Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers clashed over who should chair the meeting.

The meeting was presided over by the Cabinet’s Finance Committee, of which KMT Legislator Luo Ming-tsai (羅明才) and DPP Legislator Wang Jung-chang (王榮璋) are conveners.

On Monday, when the review began, the KMT caucus sought to have Luo chair the session, but later said that Wang could take the role.

However, KMT lawmakers yesterday said that Luo must chair the meeting, entering the venue shouting: “Here comes the chairman.”    [FULL  STORY]

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