I am still unbiased, says Fan

PUBLISHED : Friday, 28 March, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 28 March, 1997, 12:00am

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.