Exploiting the pan-blue's numerical superiority, two legislative committees governing domestic affairs and laws voted to adjourn a joint meeting yesterday, once again blocking efforts to review the issue of the Chinese Nationalist Party's (KMT) stolen assets.
It was the third time the joint meeting has been called off. The first time was Oct. 14 last year and the second was on Dec. 13.
The Home and Nations Committee and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee voted 18 to 8 in favor of adjourning their meeting, which was scheduled to review the proposed political party law, which would require the KMT to return its improperly acquired assets within a certain period of time.
PHOTO: LIAO CHEN-HUEI, TAIPEI TIMES
The motion to adjourn the meeting was initiated by KMT Legislator Chu Fong-chi (
Verbal clashes began when Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Jao Yung-ching (
Citing the example of KMT Legislator Chang Chin-chung (
The KMT will always remain an opposition party if it hangs on to its dubious assets, he said.
Jao was referring to the allegation made by KMT Legislator Lee Ching-hua (
Chang retaliated by lodging a protest, saying Jao's remark was a personal attack against him and that as a former KMT member Jao was "raised on the KMT's milk."
Jao then called Chang crazy.
Chang shouted back that Jao was "shameless."
Chu joined the bickering by calling Jao a "fence-sitter" and "chameleon."
Chu also irritated Taiwan Solidarity Union (TSU) Legislator David Huang (
Huang and Chu then engaged in a shouting match, with Huang yelling that Chu was "raised on the Chinese Communist Party's [CCP] milk" and that she was a "CCP spokesperson" and had "colluded with CCP to sell out Taiwan."
Huang said the KMT should be ashamed because they "scolded Taiwan like a dog" but "curry favor with China like a dog wagging its tail."
Chu said the spiritual leader of the TSU, former president Lee Teng-hui (
Chu then engaged in a shoving match with DPP Legislator Kao Chien-chih (
Amid the ruckus, Chang sprinted to the podium, seized the microphone and began chanting: "Disloyalty and injustice, disdain and reject him," referring to Jao.
When it was Kao's turn to talk, however, Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Legislator Tsai Hau (
The vote was called when opponents and proponents staged a protest on the floor.
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