Taiwan’s third largest party seeks return of once public lands from Lien family

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/04
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Taiwan’s New Power Party (NPP) said Tuesday it would seek to

Former Premier Lien Chan and his wife, Lien Fang-yu

have an investigation launched into alleged embezzlement of public property by former Premier Lien Chan’s (連戰) father, Lien Chen-tung (連震東), after he took over the Taipei Jen Chi Hospital from Japan when it renounced its control over Taiwan after World War II.

The NPP has submitted a draft bill that would mandate investigations into assets allegedly improperly obtained by former civil servants or other people from the assets the Japanese colonial era administration handed over to the government, aiming to actually enforce the government’s policy of transitional justice. The bill, which would also mandate the return of such improperly obtained assets, is set to be discussed in the Legislature on Wednesday.    [FULL  STORY]

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