At the moment, the anti-Ma faction within the KMT is in mourning. Since KMT lawmakers feel simultaneously threatened by the White Terror and lured by political gain, do they dare to rebel?
It is not over yet. At one of Ma’s press conferences held to attack Wang, he was accompanied by Vice President Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) and Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺). They might be the KMT’s presidential and vice presidential candidates for the 2016 presidential election. If the party’s other political stars do not behave themselves, they could well be the next ones to follow Wang.
Will Ma choose to protect Taiwan’s interests, or China’s? The answer seems clear. If he is so ruthless even toward his own party members, will he have mercy for the opposition camp and the public?
Paul Lin is a political commentator.
Translated by Eddy Chang