Women’s League cash said unwanted

CAUTION:The Ministry of Health and Welfare should wait for the findings of the assets committee to be released before accepting donations from the league, the Cabinet said

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 12, 2017
By: Lee Hsin-fan / Staff reporter

The National Women’s League last month said it would donate NT$16 billion

The National Women’s League building in Taipei is pictured on Jan. 18. Photo: Chen Chih-chu, Taipei Times

(US$515.53 million) to government agencies in charge of providing long-term care, but the Ministry of Health and Welfare is inclined to refuse the donation, a source said.

The donation was discussed in a recent cross-ministerial meeting, the source said, adding that because the league is still being investigated by the Ill-gotten Party Assets Settlement Committee over its affiliation with the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), its financial sources remain unclear.

Although the league has declared its finances to the Ministry of the Interior, it has not explained more than NT$9 billion of so-called “surcharge for the military” collected in the past.

The league has denied more than once that it is affiliated with the KMT and expressed a desire to donate to long-term care services.

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