Date: Nov 07, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
A cross-caucus negotiation over a proposal to have President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九)
report to the legislature after he returns from his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) in Singapore today broke down yesterday, with the party caucuses failing to reach a consensus on what is to be required of Ma.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus said it had proposed to have Ma present a “state of the nation address” in the legislature after he returns from Singapore.
The proposal, if sent to the Procedure Committee on Tuesday to be put on next Friday’s agenda for approval, could be passed in time for the president to report to the legislature the week after he returns, KMT caucus whip Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆) said.
Lai accused the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) of faking its resolve to oversee the government if it balked at reaching a consensus for Ma to report to the legislature. [FULL STORY]