The TPP and NPP condemned the deterrence of the parliamentary procedure, claiming people ‘will not accept the boycott’.
Presenter: KMT lawmakers paralyzed the Legislative Yuan by occupying the floor at 7 a.m. on Oct 1. They said they would declare a "scorched-earth" warfare until Premier Su Tseng-chang makes a formal apology for the government's decision to relax quarantine requirements for pilots and flight crew. Su was unable to give a scheduled administrative report and the move was widely criticized by other parties.
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Kuomintang lawmakers push over the podium and bemoan the death of procedural justice.
KMT lawmakers began occupying the legislative floor at 7 a.m. on the 1st with whistles and gloves in hand. They said Premier Su Tseng-chang would not be allowed to give his administrative report until he apologizes for the Tsai administration's "3+11" policy. The pan-blue camp also took issue with the "unfair" machinations of Deputy Legislative Speaker Tsai Chi-chang, who presided over the legislative session on Sept. 28, and called on Legislative Speaker Yu Shyi-kun to apologize on his behalf.
Su Tseng-chang, ROC Premier: “The KMT won't let the government do its job. Even minority parties are being deprived of their right to hold interpellations. I don't think the people are happy about this.”
Chen Yu-jen, Legislator (KMT): “ We will not allow our rights to be stripped like this. We represent the will of the people.”
Lawmakers were not able to vote on 195 proposals addressing various issues including the accidental deletion of student records, China's import ban on Taiwanese custard apples and wax apples, and the recent attack by a schizophrenic on a store worker. The New Power Party and Taiwan People's Party took issue with this.
Chiu Hsien-chih, Legislator (NPP):” The largest opposition party doesn't know how to make policies or hold discussions.”
Chiu Chen-yuan, Legislator (TPP): “The people will not accept your boycott and paralyzing the legislature.”
Nevertheless, the KMT caucus asserted its commitment to procedural justice. Despite opposition over the KMT's boycott, no violence broke out this time.