Party assets committee rebuffs ruling

LOST OPPORTUNITY: The committee said that the suspension of legal proceedings to seek a constitutional interpretation robbed it of a chance to make its argument

Taipei Times
Date: Jun 16, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter

The Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee yesterday said that a Taipei High

A Taipei High Administrative Court ruling halting legal proceedings against the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Central Investment Co and Hsinyutai Co pending a constitutional interpretation is shown on Monday.  Photo: Chen Yu-fu, Taipei Times

Administrative Court ruling that questions the constitutionality of the Act Governing the Handling of Ill-gotten Properties by Political Parties and Their Affiliate Organizations (政黨及其附隨組織不當取得財產處理條例) would not affect its operations.

The ruling was handed out on Monday on three separate cases filed by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), Central Investment Co (中央投資) and Hsinyutai Co (欣裕台) on Nov. 18, 2016, which asked the court to revoke the committee’s finding earlier that month that the two companies are affiliates of the party.

The committee later ordered the KMT to transfer to the government all rights to its shares in the two companies on Nov. 29, 2016.

The court said in its ruling that it would request a constitutional interpretation from the Council of Grand Justices, as it found that several articles in the act, on which the committee based its decision, could potentially contradict the Constitution.    [FULL  STORY]

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