LONG ROAD AHEAD:The KMT’s ties with corporations and transferral of assets to third parties mean that even if the act passes, it could take decades to resolve the problem
Date: Apr 25, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday said that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) might use any government agencies it can influence, including the Council of Grand Justices, to obstruct legislation on ill-gotten party assets.
Huang made the remarks at the second and last day of the “Transitional Justice and Law” symposium held in Taipei by the Taiwan Association of University Professors, during which academics discussed the impediments to transitional justice.
“Given the KMT’s response to the relatively harmless draft presidential transition act, the party is expected to bring its ‘A game’ and turn to all the government agencies it can control, such as the grand justices, to boycott the draft bill on ill-gotten party assets,” said Huang, who presided over a session on how to deal with the KMT’s ill-gotten assets.
Huang said the KMT succeeded in exempting President Ma Ying-jeou’s (馬英九) administration from the draft presidential transition act by demanding that it be referred to party negotiations on Tuesday last week, which froze the proposal for a month.
Huang Shih-hsin (黃世鑫), an honorary professor at National Taipei University’s Department of Public Finance, compared the KMT to East Germany’s Socialist Unity Party (SED), saying both parties had been marred by controversial assets accrued during their one-party rules. [FULL STORY]