Furious over Premier Su Tseng-chang's (
Su had accused the KMT of profiting from the sale of its shares in the Central Motion Picture Co (CMPC) to a private group last year, condemning it for embezzling national property and undermining public welfare, much as the Rebar scandal had.
Addressing the KMT asset issue during a weekly Cabinet meeting, Su asked the Ministry of Justice to investigate any irregularity in the CMPC sale.
The KMT was quick to deny Su's allegations and later filed a lawsuit against him with the Taipei District Prosecutor's Office.
"It's a harsh accusation. Unlike the Rebar scandal, the contract for the sale of CMPC was signed legally under the supervision of lawyers," KMT administration and management committee director-general Chang Che-shen (
The KMT sold the CMPC, the Broadcasting Corp of China (BCC,
The sale, however, generated more finger pointing at the KMT, as the Ministry of Finance criticized the CMPC for cutting the number of director seats to five and the supervisory seats to one, resulting in government shareholders losing all their representation on the new board.
Former CMPC vice president Chuang Wan-chun (
Chang said that the KMT had nothing to do with the disputes, and added that the KMT-run Central Investment Holding Co (
Cabinet Spokesman Cheng Wen-tsang (
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