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DPP block pact deliberation, again

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- All Kuomintang (KMT) members of the Internal Administration Committee were blocked by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers from entering a meeting room where the Cross-Strait Trade in Services Agreement deliberation would be held at the Legislative Yuan yesterday.

KMT lawmaker Chang Ching-chung (張慶忠), who doubles as one of the committee conveners, last week arranged for a two-day deliberation meeting over the pact to be held yesterday and today. The KMT caucus had said it was willing to conduct an article-by-article deliberation at the legislative committee. The DPP caucus, on the other hand, sided with the student activists' demand asking the Ma administration to retract the pact.

The DPP lawmakers on Tuesday spent the entire night in the meeting room in order to boycott the KMT-convened deliberation. Early yesterday morning, the DPP lawmakers locked the doors of the meeting room and erected barricades of desks in order to prevent KMT lawmakers or government officials from entering in the room.

Around 8:30 a.m., several DPP lawmakers and local media reporters waited for the KMT lawmakers in a small ante-chamber between the elevators and the entrances of the meeting room.

Pushing and shoving occurred between KMT lawmakers Lin Hung-chi (林鴻池) and Chiang Huei-chen (江惠貞) and the DPP lawmakers when the ruling party lawmakers attempted to enter the meeting room.

Over 10 KMT lawmakers, including Chang, attempted to get into the meeting room but were blocked by opposition lawmakers. The DPP caucus stationed a few DPP lawmakers in the elevator to restrain Chang and prevent him from getting out.

KMT Condemns DPP for Boycotting

In a press conference held later in the day, the KMT caucus condemned the DPP caucus for boycotting the deliberation meeting.

Lin said that the KMT caucus humbly requested to deliberate the trade pact properly at the Legislative Yuan, noting that the ruling party is not going to block the opposition lawmakers if they want to raise opinions regarding the pact during the deliberation process.

Lin said Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jing-pyng (王金平) has held five cross-caucus negotiations, but the DPP caucus could not even abide by a basic request to not occupy the rostrum and podiums.

Activist Confrontation

While Chang was answering a phone call from a protester against the trade pact in a hallway in the Legislative Yuan, student activist Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) approached Chang and emotionally demanded that Chang go into the Assembly Hall and sign the list of demands raised by student activists.

Police officers immediately took Chen away from Chang, and returned him to the Assembly Hall.

Chang later said that as Chen is emotional, if he goes into the Assembly Hall, the circumstances will get worse. Chang said the reason he arranged for the deliberation of the pact was to express his goodwill.

Yesterday afternoon Chang rearranged today's committee agenda from the trade pact deliberation to a deliberation of an indigenous peoples' election and recall act.

April 3, 2014    carltanong@
Chen Wei-ting (陳為廷) who kidnapped the entire 23M people and Legislative Yuan with Lin Fei-fan for 19 days now, these two PROFESSIONAL KIDNAPER are forcing and demanded that Chang go into the Assembly Hall and sign the list of demands with ransom raised by him and Lin with the back-up of the corrupt DPP green croc's. Chen are u still dreaming as a stray dog of the DPP green croc's with handsome rewards?

Are those DPP green croc's have the right to block the KMT? Well. These are the culture of the DPP green croc's Lawbreaker since they were born. There only motives is to grab power then rob the people, using the two Kidnapper as their front line.

Just wait and see the concern citizen will run after u. And don't run away from them, as u both have promised in the stage-show with your overacting TEARS DROPPING IN YOUR EYE.

REMEMBER Lin and Chen.
No foreign country will support u because they don't allow their own citizen to become Kidnaper to Kidnap their entire populace with demands and ransoms.

It is time that u both will be the one to be F++K. Not the government from your black T-shirt printed F++K the government.
April 3, 2014    happy.chatting@
Now we see so clear the true nature of the DPP, first hiding behind the student criminals but now showing what their support for Occupation Assembly hall and want is "non-negotiable" and non-discussable. This is typical the way tyrants behave. The above shows this all is one step away from kidnapping people to sign the list of demands. (Perhaps with a gun or anything else that may hurt, pointing to their head). These DPP folks are not fighting for democracy but for their own personal gain, fame and career, just like Mr. Chen, ex president who is in prison, who stole so much money fro society and gods know where is has more assets hidden, plunging Taiwan is a economic disaster. DPP and her supporters’ acts show they have learned nothing from the past. They still show their criminals ways, even more intense and clear then before. Occupation of a assembly hall, blocking a government which was democratically chosen by the people. If the KMT agrees on DPP and students demands then Taiwan will lose the rule of law and be nothing more than a country ruled by tyrants like North-Korea. DPP, the Dead Democratic Part consisting of "Democratic" Professional Protesters.
April 4, 2014    joe@
Most of Taiwan has been waiting week after week, year after year for the DPP to become a mature political party. I think almost everyone appreciates their efforts in past to help shape a democratic Taiwan. However, those past tactics are not necessary now.
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