Legislators Scuffle Over Pension Reform Bill

[Cover picture: United Daily News]

Conflict over amendments to the public service pension law turned physical at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee today, when Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) member Kung Wen-chi (孔文吉) attacked Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) member Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康).

New Power Party legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) posted video of the incident to Facebook, where he commented that the KMT had engaged in hooliganism and had no intention of reviewing the draft. Hsu said the KMT actions were humiliating to Taiwan’s democracy.

A Liberty Times Network video shows KMT member Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) repeatedly hitting the table with a thermos flask, while others rip the microphone stand and cables out of a socket before 59 year-old Kong leaps onto, and over the table to attack Tuan.

Fellow committee members finally managed to drag the two men apart. Tuan had his glasses knocked off during the melee.

a kmt legislator splashes water on a DPP legislator's backside
Taitung County KMT member Liao Kuo-tung splashes water on DPP member Tuan’s backside during a confrontation at a meeting of the Legislative Yuan’s Judicial and Organic Law and Statutes Committee, May 1, 2017. Picture: Liberty Times Network.

Sources: Liberty Times Network, Facebook, United Daily News.

One thought on “Legislators Scuffle Over Pension Reform Bill

  • May 3, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    “Your Gung fu is weak !”
    You stay classy Taiwan !

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