Taiwan’s Aboriginal Legislators Protest Failing to Meet Promise

By Dong LIU, China News Digest, 5 May 2002

[CND, 05/05/02] Taiwan’s aboriginal legislators staged an angry protest at the Legislative Yuan on Friday, criticizing President Chen Shui-bian for failing to fulfill a campaign promise that will remove nuclear waste from Lanyu island where 3,000 Yami and Thao people live, the South China Morning Post reported.

The eight protesting aboriginal legislators also threatened to light up the nuclear waste and throw it into the sea if no further action is taken to remove it. The protest was joined by several opposition legislators and stopped the Legislative Yuan from functioning.