Thu, Nov 16, 2006 - Page 3 News List

Lin and Lee speak in their committees for the last time

By Ko Shu-ling and Jimmy Chuang  /  STAFF REPORTERS

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislators Lin Cho-shui (林濁水) and Lee Wen-chung (李文忠) yesterday bade farewell to their respective legislative committees after the pair announced their resignations on Monday.

Lin and Lee said they were stepping down to protest the DPP's handling of the scandal involving the first family.

Lin put in his last attendance at the legislature's Organic Laws and Statutes Committee yesterday, calling on his colleagues to continue with constitutional reform.

"I began [my work in the legislature] on this committee and it is from this committee that I will make my departure," he said. "It is sad to say goodbye, but nothing lasts forever. Please feel free to ask for my help if I can offer any."

Lin, a five-term legislator, has served on the committee for about 13-and-a-half years, except for one legislative term when he was involuntarily assigned to sit on the Interior Affairs Committee.

Lee, who is a member of the legislature's National Defense Committee, also addressed his committee for the last time yesterday morning.

Lee said that one of his biggest concerns was that the long-stalled arms procurement proposal be passed.

Lee said the DPP's policy on the matter was consistent with that of former presidents Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石), Chiang Ching-kuo (蔣經國) and Lee Teng-hui (李登輝).

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