Date: Feb 23, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
Former deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) yesterday
lambasted a proposal to abolish a legal requirement that portraits of Republic of China (ROC) founding father Sun Yat-sen (孫逸仙) be displayed in public buildings, calling it an unwise move.
“It is an ill-considered proposal. Would you toss away the memorial tablets of your ancestors at home?” Hung said on the sidelines of a Lunar New Year greetings event at the KMT’s branch in New Taipei City’s Jhonghe District (中和) yesterday morning.
Hung was responding to reporters’ questions on Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Gao Jyh-peng’s (高志鵬) proposal on Saturday to remove the requirement and drop Sun’s designation as the nation’s “founding father.”
Gao said Sun’s portraits were reminiscent of one-party rule under the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) authoritarian regime and ran against democratic principles. [FULL STORY]