NPP pushes for return of Lien assets

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Taipei Times
Date: Mar 29, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter

The New Power Party (NPP) yesterday said it would seek to have former vice president

From left, the New Power Party’s Kawlo Iyun Pacidal, Hsu Yung-ming, Huang Kuo-chang and Freddy Lim attend a news conference at the party’s legislative caucus office in Taipei yesterday. Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Lien Chan’s (連戰) family turn in assets that his father, Lien Chen-tung (連震東), allegedly took from the government after Japan renounced its control over Taiwan after World War II.

The NPP in this legislative session is to submit a change to the transitional justice bill it proposed last year, which would remove draft provisions targeting assets illegally obtained by political parties, NPP Legislator Freddy Lim (林昶佐) told a news conference in Taipei.

The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee is already probing the assets, while the new provisions would mandate that former civil servants or other people return improperly obtained assets the Japanese colonial era administration left with the government, Lim said.

The most notable of these is the Taipei Jen Chi Hospital, a philanthropic facility formerly run by the Japanese colonial government.    [FULL  STORY]

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