Date: Dec 19, 2015
By: Chen Hui-ping, Tseng Wei-chen and Gavin Meakin / Staff reporters, with staff writer
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus yesterday said that it
suspects the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is trying to sell its party assets before an anticipated Presidential Office handover to the DPP next year.
The DPP caucus told a news conference in Taipei that the Chinese-language Commercial Times has been publishing advertisements calling for buyers for 26 plots owned by the KMT — three in Taipei, six in Taichung and 17 in Changhua — and for 80 percent of the shares of a hotel in Palau.
“The contact address for all of these advertisements points to the KMT headquarters on Bade Road in Taipei,” DPP Legislator Lee Chun-yi (李俊俋) said.
Lee questioned whether the KMT is trying to sell out its party assets in different batches in order to avoid possible calls for the recovery of funds following the potential change to the nation’s governing party next year. [FULL STORY]