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228 Foundation may protest against cut in museum budget

The 228 Foundation researching Kuomintang repression is considering taking to the streets to protest a cut in its museum budget by ruling party lawmak...
228 Foundation may protest against cut in museum budget

The 228 Foundation researching Kuomintang repression is considering taking to the streets to protest a cut in its museum budget by ruling party lawmak...

228 Foundation may protest against cut in museum budget

The 228 Foundation researching Kuomintang repression is considering taking to the streets to protest a cut in its museum budget by ruling party lawmakers, the foundation chairman said yesterday.
The Legislative Yuan made sharp cuts in the budgets for the management of the 228 National Memorial Museum and for the setting up of a 228 Peace Foundation during its marathon voting session on Tuesday.
The budget cuts by his party were a clear example of President Ma Ying-jeou saying one thing before his election and doing another while in office, foundation chairman Chen Ching-huang said yesterday.
The museum was founded on Feb. 28, 2007 and signed a 20-year management agreement with the Ministry of Education two months later, Chen said.
Last year, the KMT already froze the budget for the museum's management, and this year it made deep cuts, making repairs and its normal operation impossible, according to Chen.
The event widely known as the 228 Incident was a massive uprising against KMT corruption and oppression, and was followed by years of repression and martial law during which thousands of Taiwanese were killed or persecuted.
The uprising began with the shooting of a woman selling smuggled cigarettes by government officials on a Taipei street on Feb. 28, 1947.


Updated : 2021-05-09 01:48 GMT+08:00