By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan should consider setting up a
special committee to look into the issue of illegal party assets, senior Democratic Progressive Party member Chiu Tai-san said Saturday.
The assets held by the Kuomintang, often described as the world’s wealthiest political party, have emerged as one of the priority topics for the newly elected Legislature, where the DPP holds a majority.
Most proposals present at the Legislative Yuan want the Executive Yuan or Cabinet to form a special investigative commission to deal with the subject. However, this way the subject could be influenced by the ruling party, said Chiu, currently vice mayor of Taoyuan City, but sometimes tipped as a potential justice minister. If the Legislative Yuan were in charge, all political parties would be involved in the process, according to Chiu.
DPP lawmaker Wellington Koo agreed with the suggestion, though he said that how the committee conducted its investigation would be influenced by the Legislative Yuan’s right to investigate, a separate proposal which also still waits to be resolved. [FULL STORY]