KMT slows transitional justice: Koo

MOUTHPIECE:The KMT is different from the former Socialist Party of Germany in that it has its own media outlets to voice its policy stance, Wellington Koo said

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 26, 2017
By: Chen Yu-fu and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer

The Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) ties with China and its unwillingness to abandon

Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Chairman Wellington Koo talks at a news conference in Taipei on Friday. Photo: CNA

its legacy pose challenges to transitional justice, Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee Chairman Wellington Koo (顧立雄) said yesterday.

Speaking in Taipei at an event on transitional justice, Koo said the KMT is much stronger than East Germany’s ruling Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED), to which it is often compared in reference to transitional justice.

Saying that the essence of transitional justice is seeking historical facts, reconciliation and justice, Koo expressed dismay at what he called resistance to such efforts in Taiwan, adding that the pursuits are often misinterpreted as political conflict

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