MATTER OF URGENCY:DPP Legislator Chao Tian-lin said that reinstating the C1 mark would help prevent innocent people from buying controversial property
Date: Mar 21, 2016
By: Tseng Wei-chen and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The “C1 mark” appended to the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) assets and
its affiliate organizations, which President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) government had removed nearly seven years ago, is likely to be reinstated after the Legislative Yuan’s Internal Administration Committee on Wednesday last week passed a motion in favor of the move.
In December 2005, the Ministry of the Interior, according to an executive order of the then-Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration, instructed land administration units to append the C1 mark to all national assets registered to the KMT and its affiliate organizations.
The intent was to remind corporate owners of the risks they faced when buying allegedly illegal assets the KMT was liquidating.
However, the C1 mark was removed after Ma was elected president in 2008; the Ma administration also closed down Web sites detailing the party’s disputed assets.
All related information was also removed from Web sites such as the National Property Administration. [FULL STORY]