CONTESTED:Committee Chairman Wellington Ku asked why a contract presented by the KMT as evidence of a 1964 land sale had not been given during previous court cases
Date: Jun 07, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han / Staff reporter
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) representatives yesterday abruptly left a hearing on
the party’s acquisition of land in Taipei’s Muzha District (木柵) decades ago to protest what they said was abuse of government power against the party.
The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee called the hearing to review the KMT’s purchase of a plot of land that is now part of the site housing the KMT’s National Development and Research Institute.
Yeh Chung-chuan (葉中川) acquired the land in 1939, but it was taken over by the Imperial Japanese Army not long afterwards and then claimed by the KMT government after the end of World War II.
The KMT purchased the land from Yeh in 1964, but below the price that he had set for it. [FULL STORY]