Legislature bans ‘dangerous items’

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Taipei Times
Date: Jul 21, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Lawmakers are prohibited from carrying “dangerous items,” including air horns, water balloons and flour, into meetings, the Legislative Yuan said yesterday.

Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Chih-chia (林志嘉) made the announcement before Legislative Speaker Su Jia-chyuan (蘇嘉全) issued the directive to the four caucuses.

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers last week thwarted Premier Lin Chuan’s (林全) presentation on the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program and related budget reviews with the aforementioned items.

Police stationed in the legislative compound will bar legislators carrying any of the prohibited items from entering meeting venues, Lin Chih-chia said, adding that the rule was introduced after seeking doctors’ advice.    [FULL  STORY]

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