I am still unbiased, says Fan
Mrs Fan denied she had damaged the neutral standing of the presidency by putting forward her own proposal on the structure of the provisional legislature.
She said: 'I am a member of the provisional legislature as well. It is not true that one stops being a member after becoming the president.' Mrs Fan argued she had the right and responsibility to put forward her own proposal because the rules-of-procedure working group was required to consult her.
'There is nothing political at all,' she said.
Liberal Party chairman Allen Lee Peng-fei said on Wednesday that Mrs Fan should take a back seat in the debate.
Mrs Fan said she did not think her 'high-profile' move would affect fellow members' deliberations when it came to the legislature meeting on the rules of procedure on April 12.