KMT lawmakers support bill to have Ma deliver national report

By Grace Soong

The China Post–The People First Party’s (PFP) proposal of inviting President Ma Ying-jeou to deliver a national report at the Legislative Yuan received wide support from legislators, including those of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), according to KMT Legislative Caucus Whip Hsu Yao-chang (徐耀昌), yesterday. With the PFP’s proposal passing the first reading in the Legislative Yuan yesterday, Hsu revealed that 62 of the 64 KMT legislators are in support for Ma visiting the Legislative Yuan to deliver national report. Even Presidential Office Secretary-General Tseng Yung-chuan (曾永權) has voiced positive opinions on the subject, he added.

Calling out to Ma, Hsu acknowledged that the ultimate decision is up to the president. Ma Should Declare Position: DPP Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Caucus Whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) insisted yesterday that Ma should declare his position on the case. The president should make it clear if he is willing to visit the Legislative Yuan at all, to begin with, he said. No Instant Q&A: Wang Regarding the way Ma’s national report session were to be conducted, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) pointed out that instant question and answer sessions are impossible, for the Republic of China’s constitutional system does not allow such model.