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Ex-KMT official to sue TV commentator over party assets allegation

Ex-KMT official to sue TV commentator over party assets allegation

Taipei, April 13 (CNA) A former Kuomintang official who was in charge of managing the party's assets demanded on Monday that political pundit Hu Chung-hsin (???) apologize for allegations about the assets or face legal action. Lin Te-jui (???) said in December 2014 when he headed the party's Administration Committee, he told acting party chairman Wu Den-yih that the party's assets were worth NT$23.3 billion (US$743 million), not NT$135 billion as Hu claimed during a TV talk show. During the talk show, Hu quoted Lin as telling a close aide to KMT Chairman Eric Chu (???) that he (Lin) handed over NT$135 billion worth of assets to the new leadership under Chu in January this year and wondered "why no one has made this public?" Hu also claimed that Chu will not run for president in 2016, but instead will use the "NT$135 billion" in assets as his campaign fund in 2020. Lin accused Hu of spreading unfounded rumors and demanded that he apologize within three days. Lin also urged others not to repeat Hu's groundless allegations. Whoever continues to quote or publish Hu's rumor will have to face legal consequences, he warned. (By Claudia Liu and S.C. Chang)


Updated : 2021-09-19 12:45 GMT+08:00