Tuesday Showdown! Will Ma get the KMT to Approve US Beef?

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Monday June 11, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

Tomorrow, Tuesday June 12, the Legislative Yuan will pass judgment on whether to approve US beef imports. This issue has been on the burner for some time and the general public is against it, but as we have noted several times earlier, Ma Ying-jeou has a vested and apparent quid pro quo interest in getting it passed.

The KMT dominates the Legislative Yuan and under normal circumstances whatever Ma wants they will pass; this time however, they are caught in a bind, many of their constituents are against it so who will they legislators listen to? Will it be party loyalty or listening to constituents? Stay tuned.