FACTIONS: Former KMT legislator Pan Wei-kang has compared the government’s probe into the women’s league to the abuses discussed in the MeToo movement
Date: Jan 31, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Infighting within the National Women’s League surfaced yesterday as members of the
league’s so-called “hawkish” faction urged league members to vote against signing an administrative contract with the government, which would see the organization’s dissolution, at a members’ meeting today.
Speaking at a news conference in Taipei, league Standing Committee member Pan Wei-kang (潘維剛) drew a parallel between the online movement against sexual harassment MeToo and a joint investigation by the Ministry of the Interior and the Cabinet’s Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee over the league’s alleged link to the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).
“At a time when the world is paying attention women’s rights issues, it is heart-wrenching to see a government led by a female president persecute the nation’s first women’s political group,” said Pan, a former KMT lawmaker. [FULL STORY]