Legislature to discuss military pension reform

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 12, 2018
By: Ann Maxon  /  Staff reporter

The Legislative Yuan is to process 18 bills, including a controversial military pension

Groups opposed to pension reform protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: Huang Yao-cheng, Taipei Times

reform bill, during a provisional session that started yesterday and is to run through July 6.

During a plenary discussion yesterday, the legislature approved opening the special session later in the day, following a proposal by Democratic Progressive Party legislators led by DPP caucus convener Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘).

The military pension reform bill, which has sparked several protests, would be given priority, with its review expected to be completed in two weeks, DPP caucus whip Ho Hsin-chun (何欣純) said.

A proposal by Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators to invite President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to present a report on cross-strait and diplomatic affairs was rejected

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