HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Passage of the infrastructure plan’s budget was a birthday gift to the president, bought at the expense of the nation’s future, the KMT deputy said
Date; Sep 01, 2017
By: Chen Yu-fu, Tseng Wei-chen and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday accused President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡
英文) of leading a “fascist” regime as he visited Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers participating in a hunger strike to show his support.
KMT legislators Lai Shyh-bao (賴士葆), Alex Fai (費鴻泰) and William Tseng (曾銘宗) have been fasting since Tuesday night to protest the administration’s Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program.
The legislature passed the plan’s first-phase budget, slated to be spent in the next four years, at 1am yesterday.
Ma said that Lai, Fai and Tseng launched a 50-hour hunger strike to protest the unconstitutional methods the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) used to pass the budget bill. [FULL STORY]