A private constitutional amendment supervision group called on the Legislative Yuan yesterday to pass a draft bill on the exercise of power by the mission-oriented National Assembly, to facilitate its task of reviewing a package of sweeping constitutional amendment proposals later this year.
The Cheng Hsin Constitutional Amendment Supervision Alliance, formed by several civic organizations such as the Judicial Reform Foundation, the Alliance for Parliamentary Reform Actions (APRA) and the Taipei Society, made the appeal to lawmakers during a press conference yesterday.
APRA Convener Lu Hsiu-chu (
The alliance will not rule out adopting radical steps, including mobilizing its members to surround the legislature and stage hunger strikes and other acts of civil disobedience in an attempt to force the legislature to pass the draft bill as soon as it can, Lu said, adding that the organization will also consider fielding its candidates for the National Assembly elections to be held in May.
According to Taipei Society President Hung Yu-hung (
Consequently, Hung stressed, the voting procedures should be simplified and the meeting should need to last for only three days.