Taipei, April 23 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou
said Wednesday that former President Lee Teng-hui has raised a good question about what methods Taiwan will use to generate electricity if it did not use nuclear power, according to the Presidential Office. Ma said that the fourth nuclear power plant in Gongliao, New Taipei City has been a source of controversy in Taiwan for the past 20 years and by posing good questions, people could help to resolve the problem. He was referring to Lee, who said in keynote speech in Tainan earlier in the day that he has no opinion about how to deal with the nearly completed fourth nuclear power plant project but raised the question of what Taiwan's future would be like without nuclear power. On the issue of the hunger strike being staged by former Democratic Progressive Party Chairman Lin Yi-hsiung in protest against the nuclear power plant, Lee said it is a question of how many people agree with Lin's stance and that if the government is aware of Lin's views, it should know how to deal with the matter. Touching on the president's futile attempt to meet with Lin, Lee said that Lin should have met with Ma to allow exchanges between the government and the civic sector. Lee said if he has the time, he will call on Lin.
(Kelvin Huang, Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao) Enditem/ pc