Sat, Dec 06, 2003 - Page 4 News List

DPP top brass urge nuclear poll


Former DPP Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung, right, and Taipei County Commissioner Su Tseng-chang, second left, pass out anti-nuclear leaflets to commuters yesterday at Hsinpu MRT Station in Taipei County.


As part of a campaign for a nuclear-free country, three Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) heavyweights handed out leaflets to commuters at a Taipei County MRT station yesterday.

Former DPP chairman Lin I-hsiung (林義雄), Taipei County Commissioner Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) and DPP legislator Yu Ching (尤清) urged commuters at Hsinpu MRT station to use a referendum to stop the plant from going ahead.

"The decision [on] the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant should be made by all citizens in a referendum ... We want the public to be able to exercise their right to voice opinion on major administrative issues," Lin said.

The Association for the Promotion of Referendums for the Fourth Nuclear Power Plant stationed volunteers at 11 MRT stations in Taipei County yesterday to hand out 100,000 leaflets attacking the nuclear power plant.

Lin said he would pay a visit to the headquarters of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Dec. 12 to lobby for changes to the law.

"I hope the KMT will correct the flaws in the referendum bill passed by the Legislative Yuan on Nov. 27. If it can do this, the public will be able to exercise their basic human right of casting votes in a referendum," he said.

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