Premier Jiang set to give speech before Legislature as planned: spokesperson
By Katherine Wei, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- Cabinet representatives and Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) will deliver administrative reports at the Legislative Yuan's upcoming session as scheduled, said Executive Yuan spokeswoman Cheng Li-wen (鄭麗文) yesterday.
September 14, 2013, 12:01 am TWN
Retracting their opposition against Jiang's scheduled presentation, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) and Taiwan Solidarity Union caucuses also expressed their consent yesterday for Jiang to attend the Legislature session after their flat-out refusal several days ago.
Despite the Kuomintang's (KMT) move to strip Wang of his party membership and title as Legislative Yuan speaker earlier this week due to his involvement in an alleged lobbying case, Wang had challenged the party's arrangement by taking the case to the Taipei District Court as a last attempt to keep his post of nearly 15 years, and held a cross-caucus negotiation yesterday as the leading legislator.
The DPP stated its reason for opposing Jiang's scheduled speech, saying that his reports are of relatively little importance compared to the recent political conflicts.
According to DPP Legislator Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡), the DPP was against Jiang's participation also because of his criticism of the Legislature, but had to compromise as KMT Policy Committee head Lin Hung-chi (林鴻池) insisted that Jiang attend the session. “We have consented to Jiang's participation, but this does not mean we have agreed for him to deliver his presentation.”