Johnny Chiang demands hard line on KMT dissent

BRAND AND VALUES: The KMT is at a ‘critical moment’ in its reform efforts, and it can no longer afford for the trust of the public to be eroded, the party chairman said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 26, 2020
By: Shih Hsiao-kuang / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Chairman Johnny Chiang speaks ahead of a meeting of the KMT Central Standing Committee at the party’s headquarters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Wang Yi-sung, Taipei Times

Certain Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators-at-large have seriously tested the party’s image and they could face disciplinary measures or have their nomination retroactively rescinded if their behavior proves to be harmful, KMT Chairman Johnny Chiang (江啟臣) said yesterday at party headquarters in Taipei.

While Chiang did not say who his remarks were directed at, KMT Legislator Wu Sz-huai (吳斯懷) has sparked controversy by saying that five recent Chinese flybys of Taiwan were “not provocative,” urging the Ministry of National Defense not to mislead the public.

Wu earlier this month requested classified Ministry of National Defense data and reportedly received a briefing by military officials in his office.

The data he requested reportedly included material on cyberdefense units at the Information and Electronic Warfare Command, and troop deployments of all three branches of the armed forces, as well as updates on combined service units and military operations.    [FULL  STORY]

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