DPP head urges premier to clarify KMT conclusion on nuclear plant
Central News Agency
2014-04-27 09:30 PM
Taipei, April 27 (CNA) Opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Teng-chang said Sunday that the ruling Kuomintang's (KMT's) conclusion made earlier in the day that construction of a controversial nuclear power plant will be stopped is "unclear," and called on the premier to deliver a "clear explanation" in public. KMT spokesman Fan Chiang Tai-chi announced the conclusion of a meeting among President Ma Ying-jeou, who doubles as KMT chairman, Premier Jiang Yi-huah and KMT mayors and magistrates in which they decided that construction of the fourth nuclear power plant will be halted. The plant's completed no. 1 reactor, which is currently undergoing safety inspections, will not be brought online once the inspections are complete, and construction of the almost-completed no. 2 reactor will be halted, Fan Chiang said. In response, Su said the DPP regards the announcement as unclear and the conclusion of the meeting as one that should have been reached through normal government channels. He urged Jiang to come forward to give a clear explanation, saying that if the government decides to halt the construction, it should bring up the proposal at the Legislature. (By Cloudia Liu and Elizabeth Hsu)
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