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DPP lawmakers agree to support cross-strait pact supervisory law

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Student protesters occupying the Legislature yesterday submitted a request to ruling and opposition party lawmakers asking them to establish a supervisory law regarding cross-strait agreements before passing the recent trade in services pact.

In the press conference held on Tuesday, student leaders Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) explained that they are calling for all legislators to support the establishment of such a law. The students had designed a board printed with the photos of all lawmakers, inviting the lawmakers to sign beneath their names to show support, they are welcome to write down their suggestions as well.

The undertaking was drafted as the students were worried that the signatures on the board may not signify anything promising; supportive lawmakers were asked to sign the official request first to show their approval. The document once again reiterated the students' three demands: the legislators should push for the passage of the supervisory law; the law should be passed before the pact is deliberated, and that the Legislature's Procedure Committee was not to boycott the proposals related to the law.

The student activists had also discussed and proposed the possibility of having the pact integrated into national elections for the people to vote upon, and also to push for an impeachment if needed.

Blues and Greens Still Divided

After the requests were delivered, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) turned in the signed requests of three top caucus officials, saying that all of the DPP's 40 lawmakers agreed to the students' requirements.

Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Liao Cheng-ching (廖正井) stated yesterday morning that he had not yet received the request but he would be acting according to the caucus regulations. “All of us will act together,” said Liao. Fellow KMT lawmaker Chen Shu-huey (陳淑慧) remarked that there was no point in passing the law after the agreement was already signed and sealed; the pact should be passed first and the law put into use for future agreements, she said.

The People First Party caucus had initially supported the proposal of the oversight law when it was still in operation last year. It has been reported that their commitment is still in force.

Students' Change of Course

After agreeing to President Ma Ying-jeou's proposal of a meeting between himself and a student representative without conditions, the students later issued an altered statement shortly after Tuesday's cross-caucus negotiation failed to reach a consensus on handling current protest-relevant issues.

Chen and Lin called Ma, saying that he should discontinue the pressure over his party lawmakers to boycott the passage of the supervisory law; if Ma does not make a promise regarding his “abuse” of the party regulations, the students will decline the invitation temporarily.

March 27, 2014    edann77@
I'm all in support of the students forming a political party. The two main camps are too entrenched in political squabbles. The focus should and always be the well being of Taiwan, but they're more interested in winning every conflict; winning the next election. Taiwan suffers as a result.
March 27, 2014    carltanong@
It looks like our national interest were kidnapped, hijacked for ransom by student leaders Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting.(陳為廷)

COMMON SENSE.
_Chen and Lin break the LAW violently by leading the drunkard students in storming and occupied the Legislative Yuan, storming the Executive building violently, and now they demanded the supervisory law etc. Is that Democracy? How about the voice of the silent majority. Their peaceful life were shaken by those lawless students activist and the DPP green croc's disturbances since 2008.
_ Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting.(陳為廷) and those lawless students are bunch of goons and thugs being raised and feed by the DPP green croc's. WHY?

COMMON SENSE AGAIN.
_After the lawless student activist leader requests were delivered, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) green croc's caucus whip Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) immediately without any hesitation saying that all of the DPP's 40 lawmakers agreed to the students' requirements. WEIRD isn't it.

That proved again that the DPP green croc's are using the lawless students to attain their political gain and sure of course Republic of China have vast sum of foreign currency reserved that the DPP green croc's were waiting and wanted to ........

REMEMBER.
_DPP green croc's serve themselves NOT for country and people. But served for MONEY into their own pocket.
March 27, 2014    yanloiwong@
Very good comments, carltanong@. I totally support your views, well done.
March 28, 2014    normanytlim@
carltanong@ wrote:
It looks like our national interest were kidnapped, hijacked for ransom by student leaders Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting.(陳為廷)

COMMON SENSE.
_Chen and Lin break the LAW violently by leading the drunkard students in storming and occupied the Legislative Yuan, storming the Executive building violently, and now they demanded the supervisory law etc. Is that Democracy? How about the voice of the silent majority. Their peaceful life were shaken by those lawless students activist and the DPP green croc's disturbances since 2008.
_ Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting.(陳為廷) and those lawless students are bunch of goons and thugs being raised and feed by the DPP green croc's. WHY?

COMMON SENSE AGAIN.
_After the lawless student activist leader requests were delivered, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) green croc's caucus whip Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) immediately without any hesitation saying that all of the DPP's 40 lawmakers agreed to the students' requirements. WEIRD isn't it.

That proved again that the DPP green croc's are using the lawless students to attain their political gain and sure of course Republic of China have vast sum of foreign currency reserved that the DPP green croc's were waiting and wanted to ........

REMEMBER.
_DPP green croc's serve themselves NOT for country and people. But served for MONEY into their own pocket.
My God !!! Your understanding of the issue is so shallow it's beyond a joke. If everyone thinks like you, then we might as well declare Taiwan as part of China and make Ma the provincial governor.
You are just echoing what Ma and his stooges said with no substance at all. You are intentionally mixing up politics with the student movement with no evidence at all. Explaining too much to you is a waste of time and there is practically no SENSE in your so-called COMMON SENSE.
March 28, 2014    leejh27@
While there may not be full proof evidence linking the students to the DPP, it's also very obvious from the surroundings around the LY that the DPP is involved by hanging their party flag over the LY building, and apparently giving the students a set of demands that fully fit what the DPP wants. The students do not have a middle ground which would suggest that they just want the agreement reviewed. Their attitudes and politics on a great range of issues are purely green and more and more just represent a DPP youth movement. The student movement is only separate from the DPP on the surface of things. It may have started out separate, but as time has gone by their interests and the DPP party has aligned to the point where it’s become pretty much the same thing. Also, the 2 student leaders definitely have a Taiwan Independence agenda given their background as do many of the students at the LY and the EY.
March 31, 2014    lockson166@
carltanong@ wrote:
It looks like our national interest were kidnapped, hijacked for ransom by student leaders Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting.(陳為廷)

COMMON SENSE.
_Chen and Lin break the LAW violently by leading the drunkard students in storming and occupied the Legislative Yuan, storming the Executive building violently, and now they demanded the supervisory law etc. Is that Democracy? How about the voice of the silent majority. Their peaceful life were shaken by those lawless students activist and the DPP green croc's disturbances since 2008.
_ Lin Fei-fan (林飛帆) and Chen Wei-ting.(陳為廷) and those lawless students are bunch of goons and thugs being raised and feed by the DPP green croc's. WHY?

COMMON SENSE AGAIN.
_After the lawless student activist leader requests were delivered, Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) green croc's caucus whip Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) immediately without any hesitation saying that all of the DPP's 40 lawmakers agreed to the students' requirements. WEIRD isn't it.

That proved again that the DPP green croc's are using the lawless students to attain their political gain and sure of course Republic of China have vast sum of foreign currency reserved that the DPP green croc's were waiting and wanted to ........

REMEMBER.
_DPP green croc's serve themselves NOT for country and people. But served for MONEY into their own pocket.
Very good comments, carltanong@. However, I totally support Taiwan Students, well done.
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