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Family feud erupts outside Kimlan factory complex

Family feud erupts outside Kimlan factory complex

Family feud erupts outside Kimlan factory

A longstanding family feud erupted in violence outside the Kimlan Foods factory in Taoyuan’s Daxi district when a busload of people barged into its complex and overpowered the security guards watching over the entrance, reports said Sunday.

The fight to lead the company, which involves two members of the Chung family, has been going on for some time.

The feud turned into violence when former Kimlan head Gene Chung led 20 of his men into the factory ground demanding that Chung Chun-min relinquish his current position as president, who in turn rounded 50 of his subordinates to counter the protestors.

The Daxi Police precinct has dispatched officers to the scene to disperse the violence, reports said.

The former president also charged the existing head for ungracefully firing four of his special assistants after taking position at the company.

As of 2008, Kimlan Foods is the largest soy sauce manufacturer in Taiwan. The Chinese-language Reader's Digest also ranked Kimlan as a winner of the gold awards in 2008.

The U.S. division, Kimlan Foods USA, has its headquarters in Commerce, a city located in southeast Los Angeles County, California.

Updated : 2021-09-23 23:02 GMT+08:00