LEGAL ISSUES:Hung Hsiu-chu has hired an attorney over allegations in an online media outlet that she demanded the party call an extraordinary congress to replace her
Date: Oct 24, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), whose presidential
nomination was rescinded by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) on Saturday, yesterday hired an attorney to sue online news outlet Storm Media for defamation over a report alleging that she had called for the extraordinary party congress at which she was replaced.
Storm Media on Thursday reported that former minister of transportation and communications Yeh Kuang-shih (葉匡時) — an adviser to Hung’s campaign team — had been among the first group of people to be summoned by the Special Investigation Division (SID) on Wednesday over its probe of Hung’s ouster.
Yeh was the go-between between party headquarters — under the leadership of KMT Chairman Eric Chu (朱立倫) — and the Hung camp, and conveyed messages and brokered meetings between the two sides, the report said. [FULL STORY]