Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan Doesn't Need More Laws to Regulate Lobbying: DPP Chair

Newspaper article China Post

Taiwan Doesn't Need More Laws to Regulate Lobbying: DPP Chair

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The China Post--Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairman Su Tseng-chang ([...]) said yesterday that Taiwan already has laws that regulate lobbying, and that ordering more laws is "shouting slogans."

On Saturday, President Ma Ying-jeou vowed to regain public trust following a bribery scandal that has felled his former Secretary-General Lin Yi-shih ([...]). Within two months, the Executive Yuan should design a way to regulate the lobbying process, Ma said at a forum organized by the Ministry of Justice's (MOJ) Agency Against Corruption ([...]).

Taiwan already has laws that regulate lobbying, said Su yesterday prior to an officers inauguration ceremony at the Taichung City party headquarters.

The government does not need to "stack a bed on a bed or build a house on a house," said Su.

Rather, we should maintain our existing laws, elect the right people, and do the right things - not shout slogans, he said.

In presiding remarks at the ceremony, Su said that the DPP reserves its "greatest hopes" for Greater Taichung in the 2014 seven-in-one elections. …

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