By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan rejected a demand from a Kuomintang lawmaker Tuesday to bow in front of the portrait of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
The move came in the aftermath of a proposal by Democratic Progressive Party legislator Lawrence Kao to remove the legal requirement that such portraits be present in government buildings.
During a Cabinet question-and-answer session before the Legislative Yuan Tuesday, KMT lawmaker Chang Li-shan asked both Premier Simon Chang and Su bow three times in front of the Sun portrait.
While Su tried to prevent the incident, the premier still did what the lawmaker asked. [FULL STORY]