Apology issued for questionable member bids

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 09, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

Amid a controversy over questionable membership applications submitted ahead of the

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairwoman Hung Hsiu-chu, right, yesterday tells the KMT Central Standing Committee meeting at KMT headquarters in Taipei that membership applications from anyone with a criminal background would not be approved, as KMT Vice Chairman Jason Hu looks on. Photo: Liu Hsin-de, Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chair election, Taipei City Councilor Yeh Lin-chuan (葉林傳) yesterday apologized on behalf of his office director, Huang Hsiu-ling (黃秀玲), after the KMT confirmed that Huang had recruited potential members who had organized crime backgrounds.

Online news outlet Up Media on Sunday reported that a KMT campaign staffer had submitted 307 membership applications last month to the party’s Taipei branch, many from people with criminal backgrounds.

One such applicant was Wan Shao-cheng (萬少丞), who allegedly played key role in a nightclub brawl in Taipei’s Xinyi District (信義) in 2014 that resulted in the beating death of an off-duty police officer.    [FULL  STORY]

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