NO RESPONSE:Former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu has not responded to her invitation, while a source said she would not attend the forum
Date: Feb 17, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Several civic groups affiliated with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) yesterday announced that they are to jointly hold a forum in Taipei, inviting KMT chairperson hopefuls to answer questions regarding the party’s future.
The forum, scheduled to take place on Saturday at 9am, is to be jointly hosted by the pro-reform Grassroots Alliance, Open KMT, Workers of the Closed Party and the Chong Shing Elites of the Kuomintang.
“Following the KMT’s unprecedented defeat in last month’s presidential and legislative elections, several groups founded by young KMT members, including the Grassroots Alliance, Open KMT, and Workers of the Closed Party, have joined forces and endeavored to inject new momentum into the party’s reform efforts,” Grassroots Alliance founder Lee Zheng-hao (李正皓) said yesterday.
Lee said that with the KMT’s chairperson by-election to take place on March 26, they decided to hold the forum titled “Chairperson, may I ask a question?” in an effort to subject candidates’ ideas and values to public scrutiny. [FULL STORY]