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[Interruption.]

30 May 2006



TAIPEI (Reuters) - Pandemonium broke out in Taiwan's parliament Tuesday when deputies attacked a woman colleague for snatching and trying to eat a proposal on opening direct transport links with China in a bid to stop a vote on the issue.

Lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) charged toward the podium and protested noisily to prevent the review of an opposition proposal seeking an end to decades-old curbs on direct air and shipping links with China.

Amid the chaos, DPP deputy Wang Shu-hui snatched the written proposal from an opposition legislator and shoved it into her mouth, television news footage showed.

Wang later spat out the document and tore it up after opposition lawmakers failed to get her to cough it up by pulling her hair.

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chiller
Jun. 29th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)
You would've thought that eating the agreement signalled the ultimate in acceptance, wouldn't you?

Did you see the Czechs kick off at one another a couple of weeks ago? Class.
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