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KMT's appeal against speaker's injunction rejected

KMT's appeal against speaker's injunction rejected

Taipei, Sept. 30 (CNA) The Taiwan High Court rejected Monday an appeal from the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) over a lower court's ruling that allowed Legislative Yuan Speaker Wang Jin-pyng to temporarily retain party membership. The ruling party can still make an appeal to the Supreme Court within 10 days. The development means that Wang can stay in the KMT -- and keep his party-appointed legislative seat -- until a ruling is meted out in a separate case that will determine whether the party was within its rights to revoke his membership. The High Court rejected the KMT's appeal on the grounds that Wang would suffer heavy losses if kicked out of the party now only for a ruling in a separate case to reinstate his membership later, while the KMT would not suffer any major damage if Wang stays in the party until that ruling is handed down. Wang's membership was revoked Sept. 11 on allegations that he exercised undue influence to suppress a court case against an opposition lawmaker. (By Huang Yi-han, Sofia Wu and James Lee)


Updated : 2021-10-22 07:22 GMT+08:00