STANDOFF:KMT legislators accused the TSU of wasting resources, while the TSU was adamant that the KMT would not preside over the review of the oversight bill
Date: May 13, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
The legislature yesterday saw legislators from the Chinese Nationalist Party
(KMT) and Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) scuffle over a motion to refer a bill on the institution of an oversight mechanism to regulate cross-strait agreements to the Internal Administration Committee for review, with the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) withdrawing its boycott.
On Friday last week in the general assembly, the TSU caucus proposed 349 agenda-changing motions — and the DPP 151 for a total of 500 — to block the floor’s agenda, which included the reconsideration of the oversight bill.
The reconsideration would have been put to a vote if processed, almost guaranteeing — with the KMT’s majority in the legislature — the ruling party’s successful referral of the bill to the committee this week for a review presided over by a KMT legislator. [FULL STORY]