NO SHOWS:Caucus convener Liao Kuo-tung said the KMT is simply following the precedent set by the DPP’s caucus during former president Ma Ying-jeou’s terms in office
Date: Oct 10, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter, with CNA
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday said that it would not attend today’s Double Ten
National Day celebrations, but shrugged off any link between its decision and the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) administration’s ongoing hunt for the KMT’s ill-gotten assets.
“The KMT caucus has decided not to attend tomorrow’s Double Ten National Day ceremony since the DPP caucus was absent from such events when the KMT was in power,” KMT caucus convener Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) said.
Asked whether the decision was prompted by efforts by President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) administration to recover the KMT’s ill-gotten assets, Liao said: “Why would it have anything to do with party assets?”
The decision is primarily due to the DPP’s disrespect of minority parties and its absence from previous Double Ten National Day celebrations, Liao said. [FULL STORY]