WAR OF WORDS:The committee said it no longer needed to make the trip to collect documents, but one top KMT official said that it was engaged in ‘malicious mudslinging’
Date: Nov 22, 2016
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee yesterday canceled a planned visit to the Chinese
Nationalist Party’s (KMT) archives in Taipei to examine records over what it said was an “unacceptably high” documentation fee demanded by the party, adding that it believes it has the necessary evidence to order the KMT to transfer ownership of two holding companies.
The committee wanted to visit the archives to look for documents pertaining to the founding capital of Central Investment Co, a KMT-owned company whose assets are at the center of a legal battle between the committee and the party.
KMT officials criticized the committee for what they said was a “rude no-show.”
However, committee spokeswoman Shih Chin-fang (施錦芳) said yesterday’s visit was canceled because of the KMT wanted NT$46,000 (US$1,437.50) for 26 documents, and the committee also wanted to avoid a potential conflict with protesters outside the KMT archives. [FULL STORY]