Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday the party treated its policy on arms procurement and the arms procurement bill separately. While Ma has promised to present the KMT version of the arms bill this month, the party's legislative caucus refused to back Ma's proposal during a meeting on Tuesday night. Ma said the party will make its arms procurement policy known at the right time, and will respect the caucus' decision on the KMT's position on the arms procurement bill. "I understand that the caucus may have different opinions on the issue, and I think that the final decision on the bill should be made by the caucus after discussion," he said. He also denied rumors that he would explain the KMT's stance on the bill to the US during his trip there beginning on Sunday. "You are narrowing the goal of my trip. I am not going there just to explain our arms procurement bill," he told reporters.
Thu, Mar 16, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: Ma accepts `differences'
This story has been viewed 2330 times.
Listing from 2014-12-20 to 2014-12-27
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1Brent crude spirals below US$60 in volatile market
2Iraq says OPEC may need to step in if oil prices drop further
3BlackBerry reduces losses as revenue falls
4A gayer Taiwan is a happier Taiwan
5S Korea, US, Japan to ink N Korea deal