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Su unveils plan to recall President Ma

The major opposition party is prepared to launch a recall motion against President Ma Ying-jeou, said the party chairman late yesterday.

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) staged its “Fury” protest yesterday to voice opposition to recent government policies. Marchers embarked from Taipei City Hall and ended at the Presidential Office, where DPP heavyweights rallied the crowd.

Chairman Su Tseng-chang announced two new party goals: changing policy through the Legislature, and replacing the “anti-reform regime.”

“We are going to recall the incompetent president, and we are going to recall anti-reform legislators,” said Su, the rally's last speaker.

“Anyone who goes against the interest of the people, who blocks reform, who protects the big financial interests — all of these people are going to be replaced,” he said.

In response to the protesters' demands, Presidential Office spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi (范姜泰基) said that demonstrations should not merely reflect public sentiments but should also offer constructive opinions.

In her address to the crowd, former DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen apologized for her defeat in the 2012 presidential election, which she said has led to public misery.

Earlier in the procession, Tsai had walked at the vanguard with Su and other party heavyweights Chen Chu, Annette Lu, Frank Hsieh and Yu Shyi-kun.

January 14, 2013    in.sanxia@
Dear Mr. Su,
Do you and the DPP have something positive to offer the citizens of Taiwan? You send your families and money out of the country and then stir up trouble in hopes that you can get back in power and take more of our money. To prove your sincerity, bring your money and children back home, thank you.
January 14, 2013    dpp4sale@
Stupid people, stupid ideas....
January 14, 2013    87348732button@
Taiwan is a corrupted and racist country.
January 14, 2013    chenliwei75@
"“Anyone who goes against the interest of the people, who blocks reform, who protects the big financial interests — all of these people are going to be replaced,” he said"

Interesting. As far as I know we just had elections nine months ago and Taiwanese did not vote for DPP, but KMT. Strange concept of democracy that Mr. Su has.
Oh wait: according to the DPP democracy is accomplished only when the DPP has won the election, how could I be so stupid and forget this important part of Taike-doctrine!
January 15, 2013    hsin234@
US behind DPP, who doesn't know it.
January 17, 2013    carltanong@
Su should "UNDERSTAND" that President Ma was reelected by the majority will of the people last January 14.

"Recall" Ma would generally be contrary to the majority "WILL" of the people. That is undemocratic.

Su "EXPERIENCE" is good ONLY in talking about the plight of the POOR, criticizing Ma and etc. But Su doesn't even know his two DPP LIGHTWEIGHT have abandoned him in the rally 113 night having their dinner time with EXPENSIVE FOOD Push PUsh PUSh PUSH inside their (DPP) big mouths.

Su you are the one should call as "incompetent Su" without any "EXPERIENCE" to control your own member, How can you govern our country?
January 17, 2013    conorwhite@
It’s typical in Taiwan for politicians to get up in the legislative yuan, get on TV or find some other platform and make complete asses of themselves, spouting clichés.

Let’s suppose Ma is as incompetent as he appears, then the logical thing the DPP should do is figure out how to win more seats and the next presidential election, and more importantly come up with a plan to make Taiwan better..

But no; instead they go for the noisy protests, and can only come up with some lame ass statement like "Anyone who is against the interest of the people, who blocks reform, who protects the big financial interests — all of these people are going to be replaced."

Taiwan should get a new political party, free of the PRC ass kissing KMT and the bigoted incompetent DPP.
January 19, 2013    hsiehmingyu@
It is pointless trying to contribute comments with such staunch 'blue-at-all-costs' forum. All I will say is that if the current administration is DPP, then you will be equally if not more critical and scathing than you are. If all Taiwanese voters are just like you all - the same applies to blues, greens and all the colors in between - then seriously, Taiwan is in deep, deep trouble. We really need voters who vote based on results of governments and presidents. Voting and/or opinions based on colors simply show how shallow you all are.
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From front row left, former Democratic Progressive Party Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen, former Premier Yu Shyi-kun, former Premier Frank Hsieh, DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang and former Vice President Annette Lu chant slogans with party members during a demonstration in Taipei, yesterday. Tens of thousands of people took to the Taipei streets against recent government policies. ( CNA)



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