Mon, Nov 30, 2015 - Page 3 News List

INTERVIEW: Consensus calls for legislative reform: Wang

The Legislative Yuan should always be included in the decisionmaking process when it comes to cross-strait policies, regardless of which political party is voted into the Presidential Office, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said in an interview with staff reporter Tzou Jiing-wen of the ‘Liberty Times’ (the sister newspaper of the ‘Taipei Times’), adding that the legislature’s exclusion from such processes would only deepen distrust among the public

It is rare for the consensus to be reached that a legislature should implement reforms, so we must take advantage. In the new legislature [following the Jan. 16 elections], we should listen to the opinions of parties, legislators and civic groups and commit to our jobs.

I believe that through the professionalism of committees’ reviews and the civic participation of the committee hearings, the Legislative Yuan would be able to make the policy decisionmaking process more transparent.

Translated by Jake Chung, staff writer

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