Oh dear. Well, at least the health minsiter should get reasonabe treatment.
[quote]Taiwan minister allegedly attacked over tainted milk
TAIPEI (AFP) — Taiwan’s health minister was hospitalised Friday after he was allegedly attacked by opposition lawmakers angry over the government’s response to the widening scandal over tainted Chinese milk products, witnesses said.
Television footage broadcast on several networks showed the minister, Yeh Ching-chuan, being surrounded by a group of people, as reporters shouted “How can lawmakers hit people? Don’t use violence.”
A lawmaker from the ruling Kuomintang at the scene, Chang Sho-wen, said the scuffle erupted when several opposition members of parliament tried to prevent Yeh from leaving the parliament after a meeting with bakery owners and MPs.
“We condemn the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) … someone grabbed the minister’s neck and he could hardly breathe,” Chang said.
The DPP denied that its MPs grabbed Yeh.
He was later hospitalised for heart palpitations and dizziness, said a spokeswoman for the National Taiwan University Hospital.[/quote]
“We condemn any form of violence. The public would not want to see such a thing happening in the parliament,” Premier Liu Chao-shiuan told reporters after visiting Yeh at the hospital.
Waddya mean? There’s betting rings surviving on nothing but!