ACCOUNTABILITY: Lawmakers should vote this week on the executive order easing an import ban according to public opinion, not their own interests, the KMT head said
Date: Dec 21, 2020
By: Sherry Hsiao / Staff reporter
Pork products with traces of ractopamine and food safety are “public issues, not political issues,” Chiang said on the sidelines of an event in Hualien County after reporters asked him if the KMT had planned any strategies on handling the vote planned for this week in the Legislative Yuan.
Public opposition to the government’s decision to allow imports of US pork containing ractopamine residue has remained strong since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced on Aug. 28 that the government would ease the ban, he said.
People’s health should not be used as a bargaining chip, he added. [FULL STORY]