Thu, Sep 12, 2013 - Page 1 News List

DPP pulls out of debate on trade pact

ON THE BACK BURNER:The televised debate was due to have addressed the cross-strait service pact, the potential impact of which has generated widespread concern

By Chris Wang  /  Staff reporter

“It doesn’t matter what politicians say, because in a democracy, it’s the people who have the final say, and they will watch and make their own judgement,” Lo said at a press conference to launch his autobiography.

“Despite what’s happening, I’m optimistic about Taiwan’s future, because the problems we are encountering are part of the democratization process,” he said.

Former presidential adviser Peng Ming-min (彭明敏), who also took part in the press conference, said that although the details of the situation and how it would develop are unclear, its nature was grave.

“I think it’s a very, very serious issue that the government wiretapped the parliamentary speaker and the caucus whip of the opposition party.”

“I think this should not happen,” Peng said.

Additional reporting by Loa Iok-sin

This story has been viewed 2198 times.

Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.

TOP top