Date: Feb 29, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday expressed regret over an
arson attack targeting its headquarters in Taipei in the early hours of the morning, saying the KMT has made a great effort to help soothe the pains of families of the 228 Incident victims.
The 228 Incident refers to an uprising that began on Feb. 27, 1947, and was violently suppressed by the then-KMT government and eventually led to the White Terror era.
“We regret the occurrence of such violence on a day that is marred by historical trauma,” KMT Culture and Communications Committee director-general Lin Yi-hua (林奕華) said in a news release.
Lin said that for many years, the KMT and President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) have endeavored to assuage the sorrow and heal the pains of those affected by the 228 Incident, and have pushed for ethnic rapprochement. [FULL STORY]