TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Legislators of Taiwan's two leading political parties, the Kuomintang (KMT) and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) traded blows again over the budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program (前瞻基礎建設計畫).
On Aug. 28, government agencies continued to carry out discussions with various political parties at the Legislative Yuan over the special budget for the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program. Around 9 a.m., KMT Secretary Lin Wei-chou (林為洲) leading other KMT lawmakers suddenly stormed the podium. DPP legislators in response also approached the podium, reported CNA.
Five minutes later, the podium was filled with members from both parties then they promptly pushed each other for space and soon scuffles broke out among the crowd.
This is not the first time Taiwan's lawmakers clashed over budget for the infrastructure program. In the middle of July this year, in the meeting to discuss the Forward-looking Infrastructure Development Program, chaos began when lawmakers from both opposing camps physically attacked each other and threw water balloons and chairs all over the legislative chamber.