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KMT may resort to grand justices on assets: Huang

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New Power Party (NPP) Legislator Huang Kuo-chang (黃國昌) yesterday said that the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) might use any government agencies it can influence, including the Council of Grand Justices, to obstruct legislation on ill-gotten party assets.

Huang made the remarks at the second and last day of the “Transitional Justice and Law” symposium held in Taipei by the Taiwan Association of University Professors, during which academics discussed the impediments to transitional justice.

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Forum defines transitional justice

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Academia Sinica research fellow Wu Nai-teh yesterday speaks at a forum in Taipei on transitional justice and law organized by the Taiwan Association of University Professors.
Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

At a time when “transitional justice” is on everyone’s lips, Taiwan faces the questions of not only how it should be achieved, but also how “historical truth” should be received, academics said in Taipei yesterday.

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US resolution reaffirms TRA, ‘six assurances’

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The US House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution reaffirming the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA) and the “six assurances” as the “cornerstone of US-Taiwan relations.”

The resolution is to go before the full House, where it is expected to pass without difficulty.

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Taiwan rejected from OECD meeting

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An entrance to the Egmont Palace in Brussels is pictured yesterday, where a Taiwanese delegation were ejected from an Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development meeting after pressure was exerted by the Chinese delegation.
Photo: CNA

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs yesterday said that Taiwan has lodged a stern protest with China, the Belgian government and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) after a Taiwanese delegation was requested to leave a conference in Belgium due to Chinese pressure.

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Ko said Ma behind Farglory: councilor

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Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, second right, provides an update on the ongoing review progress of two controversial property development projects during a Democratic Progressive Party city council meeting in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) has accused President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of rendering clandestine protection to Farglory Group (遠雄集團) over its scandal-prone Taipei Dome project, a Taipei city councilor said yesterday.

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MOJ statement riles lawmaker, netizens

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New Power Party Legislator Hsu Yung-ming talks to reporters in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

A statement issued by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) late on Saturday has further fueled conflict between lawmakers and Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪), with netizens accusing Luo of treating the ministry’s Web site as her personal Facebook page.

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China panned over refusal of documents

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A Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) legislator and the New Power Party (NPP) caucus yesterday panned China over its refusal to release information concerning 20 Taiwanese fraud suspects who were deported from Malaysia, which resulted in their release immediately upon arrival in Taiwan.

Twenty of the 52 Taiwanese arrested in Malaysia last month on suspicion of telephone fraud returned to Taiwan on Friday evening, after Taiwanese authorities spent the day discussing the case with Malaysia and China to try to prevent the Malaysian authorities from deporting them to China.

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Newsflash

Burning body of Kalsang Kyab, 24, who set himself on fire in front of a Chinese government office in Kangtsa region of Ngaba, eastern Tibet on November 27, 2012.

DHARAMSHALA, November 27: The alarming escalation in self-immolation protests in Tibet shows no signs of abating as yet another Tibetan set himself on fire today in Ngaba region of eastern Tibet.

Kalsang Kyab, 24, set himself ablaze in front of a Chinese government office in Kangtsa town, raising slogans for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Kyabje Kirti Rinpoche, the exiled head of Kirti Monastery. He passed away at the site of his protest.