Referendum revision bill review delayed by KMT stalling antics

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/05/09
By: Chen Chun-hua and Evelyn Kao

DPP Legislator Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋, front, center) and KMT Legislator Johnny Chiang (江啟臣, back, center)

Taipei, May 9 (CNA) A legislative committee review of the government’s proposed bill to amend the Referendum Act was adjourned Thursday, after the opposition Kuomintang (KMT) did everything it could to prevent the meeting going ahead.

Before the beginning of the Internal Administration Committee review meeting, KMT lawmakers sat on the convener’s podium at around 5 a.m, while the lock of another conference room was sealed with super glue to prevent a change of venue.

In addition, when Chen Chao-chien (陳朝建), acting chairman of the Central Election Commission (CEC), entered the meeting room at around 8:50 a.m., he was surrounded by KMT legislators and prevented from taking his seat.

Meanwhile, some KMT lawmakers brought cardboard cutouts of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) political figures into the meeting room.    [FULL  STORY]

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