Monday, December 22, 2014

Taiwan: Appendectomy Project targets three legislators

Petitions have been turned in by one of my new favorite names for a political movement "The Appendectomy Project." The Project handed in enough signatures for a recall of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Alex Tsai, though they are now being reviewed by the Central Election Commission. Petitioners need 13% to be handed in. They are also going after KMT legislators Wu Yu-sheng (37,469 signatures) and Lin Hong-chih (27.677).

The name Appendectomy Project was chosen because the term for pan-blue camp legislators in Mandarin Chinese, lan wei (藍委), is pronounced the same as the word for “appendix” (闌尾).
The project said it targeted the three KMT lawmakers because they adhered to President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) instructions rather than the public’s wishes

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