GROWING SUPPORT:About 2,000 people signed an online petition calling on the KMT to deal with contentious party assets and promote youth participation in politics
Date: Jan 23, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
An initiative launched by the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) younger
members advocating party reform yesterday announced that it would hold a forum to invite KMT chairmanship candidates to answer questions regarding their plans for the party.
“We are going to hold a forum called ‘Chairman, may I ask a question?’ in the hopes of understanding the candidates’ plans to reform the party and subject them to public scrutiny,” the Grassroots Cooperation Alliance said in a press statement.
The alliance said a number of KMT members have announced that they would run for party chairmanship, including Deputy Legislative Speaker Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱), former KMT vice chairman Hau Lung-bin (郝龍斌) and Taipei City councilors Lee Hsin (李新) and Chung Hsiao-ping (鍾小平).
However, their election manifestos are merely slogans and lack substantial plans for reform, the alliance said. [FULL STORY]