‘TAKE A SIDE’:Legislator Chuang Jui-hsiung called commission Chairman Liu I-chou ‘two-faced,’ accusing him of refusing to take a stance, despite his beliefs
Date: Mar 17, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Central Election Commission (CEC) Chairman Liu I-chou (劉義周) yesterday
said he would recommend the commission overturn fines against the Appendectomy Project after facing questions from lawmakers.
“I have always believed that Article 86 of the Civil Servants Election And Recall Act (公職人員選舉罷免法) [forbidding publicizing ongoing recall campaigns] was out of step with the times and should not be enforced,” he said in response to questions from Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Lai Rui-lung (賴瑞隆) at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Internal Administration Committee.
A final decision on the matter would depend on the consensus of the commission as a whole, Liu said.
“While I do not believe fines should be levied in this case, I still do not know what recommendations other commission members will make,” he said. [FULL STORY]