HEAD FOR A HEAD:DPP Lawmaker Pasuya Yao, who wants coins with Chiang Kai-shek’s portrait phased out, said Tsai Ing-wen would be blamed if the hall is not closed down
Date: Apr 24, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Following the decapitation of statues of former President Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) and
Japanese engineer Yoichi Hatta, a Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmaker yesterday said he has drafted a bill that would repurpose the Chiang Kai-shek (蔣介石) Memorial Hall and relocate all the nation’s Chiang statues.
DPP Legislator Pasuya Yao (姚文智) said that he would today begin seeking endorsements from other lawmakers for the bill, which would see the abolishment of the Organization Act of National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Management Office (國立中正紀念堂管理處組織法).
The proposal seeks to shutter the memorial hall to remove all symbols associated with Chiang and then refurbish it for other purposes, and the relocation of all Chiang statues nationwide to Chiang’s mausoleum in Taoyuan’s Dasi District (大溪). [FULL STORY]