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2020-10-14 | 公共電視

Another Day, Another Brawl in the Legislature|立院委員會審萊劑爭議 朝野立委爆發拉扯

A scuffle erupted in the Legislative Yuan over the US pork issue. Opposition parties would not allow officials to report, insisting that public hearings should be held first. The legislative Economics Committee also offered two suggestions, which Economic Affairs Minister Wang Mei-hua deemed as "unfeasible."

I now invite the agriculture minister to speak at the podium.

The chair of the legislative Economics Committee declares the session open and invites Agriculture Minister to report on the government's decision to lift the import ban on foreign beef and pork containing controversial pharmaceutical drug Ractopamine. This angered Kuomintang lawmaker Lin Wei-chou, who was registered to speak first. Chen, however, continued with his report. Predictably, a brawl ensued.

Procedure must be followed. Don't hassle the minister. Don't hassle the minister. No. Are you waiting for the chair to rule?

Democratic Progressive Party legislative caucus whip Ker Chien-ming then called on the chair of the committee to restore order.

Will the chair of the committee restore order?

Lin, meanwhile, said public hearings have to be held before lawmakers can review the Council of Agriculture's revised public notice on Ractopamine.

It's ridiculous that this review is being held without a single public hearing.

Taiwan People's Party lawmaker Lai Hsiang-lin, who spoke next, blasted Economic Affairs Minister Wang Mei-hua and called for Wang to report to the Legislative Yuan. On the 12th, the legislative Finance Committee offered two suggestions, including the creation of a new customs code for imported pork containing Ractopamine along with separate product category codes for easy distinction. The following day, Wang dismissed the measures as "unfeasible."

The arrogance of this government official -- the arrogance of this minister! She is not fit for her job.

Public hearing before review!

KMT lawmakers say at least five hearings must be held before the end of the month before a review can be held. Following cross-party consultations, both sides agreed for hearings to be held.

「先請農委會主委,先來做報告。」

主席宣布經濟聯席委員會開會時,隨即請農委會主委陳吉仲上台報告,不過此時在野黨立委已經在登記程序發言,陳主委仍持續報告,引發國民黨立委林為洲不滿,衝往備詢台,民進黨立委莊瑞雄見狀,試圖拉走他,現場吵成一團。

「程序發言優先,你不要為難主委,不要為難主委,不是…你要等主席裁示嘛!」

此時民進黨立院黨團總召柯建銘殺出,要主席趕緊處理。

「主席先處理程序發言,沒有關係。」

首位程序發言的國民黨立委林為洲,要求應該先開公聽會,再來審查農委會所修正的公告,也就是開放國外牛豬使用萊克多巴胺,同黨立委紛紛呼應。

國民黨立委 江啟臣表示:「今天很離譜的,是我們沒有半場的公聽,要來直接審查。」

而上台程序發言的民眾黨立委賴香伶,則不滿經濟部長王美花,要求她前來報告,由於12號立院財委會才通過,要新增萊豬的進口報關的CCC code、貨品分類號列,以做區隔,但隔天王部長卻直指此事「不可行」。

民眾黨立委 賴香伶表示:「這個是傲慢的官員、傲慢的部長,我認為非常不適格。」

「先公聽,再審查。」

國民黨立委則在程序發言結束時,舉牌高喊口號,要求應在十月底至少先開五場公聽會,才能審查,最後由民進黨立院黨團總召柯建銘主導朝野協商,確定要先舉行公聽會後再實質協商。

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