A legislative committee that met to discuss bills relating to governing the assets of political parties stalled yesterday, ending as pan-blue and pan-green lawmakers began bickering and trading barbs.
The legislature's Home and Nations Committee and Judiciary Com-mittee were aiming to discuss whether the proposed statute governing the handling of improperly acquired political party assets should be combined with the proposed political party law.
The quarrels began when Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Jao Yung-ching (
KMT lawmakers then shouted back that "the DPP is the corrupt party now, not the KMT."
KMT Legislator Huang Teh-fu (
The DPP's Kao Chien-chih (
"[Huang's] proposal was disrespectful to our fellow lawmakers. At least, we should allow every lawmaker to speak before we dismiss the meeting," Kao said.
KMT Legislator Chu Fong-chi (
"As chairman, he was not supposed to ignore a lawmaker's proposal," Chu said. "He was not doing his job."
TSU Legislator David Huang (
"KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (