THE HUNT:It is true that the proposed bills are targeted, a DPP legislator said, as they targeted illicit assets, adding that the KMT need not worry if it acquired assets legally
Date: Mar 15, 2016
By: Abraham Gerber / Staff reporter
Legislators yesterday clashed over the fairness of the bills targeting the ill-
gotten assets of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) during the legislature’s first official hearing.
The marathon hearing by the Legislative Yuan’s Internal Administration Committee, Finance Committee and Judiciary and Organic Laws and Statutes Committee started early in the morning and stretched into the evening, with the conclusion postponed when time ran out with more than 50 legislators yet to speak.
Seventy-five out of the Legislative Yuan’s 113 legislators had registered to question government officials regarding the legislation, which has drawn attention due to the long-standing controversy over KMT assets.
KMT properties and investments dwarf those belonging to all other parties and are alleged to have been accumulated as a result of the party abusing its influence under the authoritarian one-party rule. [FULL STORY]