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The KMT's Sordid Past Relives Itself under Ma Ying-jeou

The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) is a past master of fat-cat positions and bought loyalties. Who can not help but remember the inequalities of its forced forty year one-party state rule of Taiwan. Who cannot help but remember how while promoting the ruse of being pro-democracy the KMT guaranteed party members lucrative lifelong positions in the Legislative Yuan (LY). After it lost China's Civil War, the KMT retreated to Taiwan in 1949. Party members elected to the LY in 1947, never had to face another election until 1992 when Lee Teng-hui finally cleaned house. Most LY members by that time had either died or were ready to retire with fat pensions. Is the past, the past? Not on your life.

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Ma should not confuse leadership with force

The success scored by the ruling Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) in ramming undemocratic changes to the local government act Monday and the Control Yuan's impeachment of the supreme public prosecutor for malfeasance and laxity in prosecuting "corruption" cases involving the former first family hint that the KMT will play "hard ball" to rebuilt "enthusiasm" among its core supporters.

In the wake of a poor performance in local elections last December and the sweep of three legislative by-elections by the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Jan. 10, President and KMT Chairman Ma Ying-jeou and new KMT Secretary-General King Pu-tsung decided that the setbacks were due to the erosion of "enthusiasm" for the "one party dominant" KMT administration among its core supporters and "middle voters."

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King of more than just the KMT

When King Pu-tsung (金溥聰) last month became Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) secretary-general, he spoke of “making the KMT a better party so that it will allow the public to embrace it.” President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), meanwhile, who doubles as KMT chairman, said King would be the party’s “chief executive officer” in charge of implementing his agenda for party reform.

Just one month into the job, however, it has become clear that King’s clout extends beyond the KMT’s internal affairs. The KMT secretary-general has palpable influence over the executive and legislative arms of government.

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Invitation: 228 Memorial and Bian Casters Gathering on Feb. 28th

"2-28 Day" is a memorial holiday to commemorate the selfless dedication of 228 elites. The inspiration of 228 is just as the flowers bloom in the hearts of freedom. It's the cornerstone, founding spirit for the people of Taiwan to build a new, democratic country.

Let us stand before the Holy Mountain 228 monuments on the date of Feb. 28th, commemorate the Taiwanese Divinities, the founding belief. May God and Taiwanese Divinities with you at this moment.

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KMT moves to reverse Taiwan democracy

President Ma Ying-jeou and his right-wing Chinese Nationalist Party wrote a new dishonorable page in Taiwan history by ramming a bill through the Legislative Yuan that tramples on the one of the most fundamental of democratic principles, namely the right of citizens to vote and be elected to office for fixed terms.

In a legislative session featuring incessant shoving and occasional slugging, the KMT used its nearly three-fourths majority to ram through revisions to the Local Government Act over intense resistance by the opposition Democratic Progressive Party that will allow the KMT to retain its grip over grassroots administration regardless of who wins year-end mayoral elections for five special metropolises.

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Scholar says new probe of Lin family murders is a continuing cover-up

Wu Nai-teh, a research scholar at Academia Sinica, has denounced the Taiwan High Prosecutor's office for an incomplete investigation in to the 1980 murder of the family of democracy activist Lin Yi-hsiung.

Lin, a former chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, was an editor at Formosa Magazine and helped organize a Human Rights Day march in Kaohsiung in December 1979. Provocateurs in the large crowd triggered a police assault against the marchers. In a move to shut down the magazine the Kuomintang government of the Republic of China in-exile brought riot charges against the march organizers and ultimately imposed long prison sentences on eight people.

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Academics yesterday lashed out at the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) government for what they called “a lack of concrete direction” in its policy on cross-strait relations.

At a conference held jointly by the Taiwan Competitiveness Forum think tank and the Chinese Integration Association, a pro-unificaton civic group, association chairman Chang Ya-chung (張亞中) said the government had failed to make clear where the nation is headed under its leadership.