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KMT chairman promises to step down if indicted

KMT chairman promises to step down if indicted

Main opposition Kuomintang Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) said yesterday that he will step down from the party's top post if indicted on embezzlement charges over his alleged misuse of a special mayoral discretionary fund while serving as mayor of Taipei.
Ma made the remarks while answering questions from party members at a local committee meeting in northern Hsinchu City. Ma stepped down from the Taipei mayoral post in December last year after finishing two four-year terms.
Saying that he would resign from the post as the KMT requires if he were prosecuted, Ma said that he did not feel that he was "set up" by anyone else and that it is important to maintain party discipline.
Asked whether he is confident of winning the 2008 presidential election, Ma said that he is determined to transform the KMT into a clean political party and seek the chance to serve the country. If elected, Ma said, the KMT will not advocate Taiwan independence but instead will try to improve Taiwan's relations with China and build peace in the Taiwan Strait.


Updated : 2021-07-25 13:52 GMT+08:00