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Ma sorry over confidante’s bribery case

KMT CHAIRMAN:Calls from some party members that Ma should not run for party chief have emerged again, saying his close links to Lai Su-ju have tarnished the party

By Mo Yan-chih  /  Staff reporter

“For that reason, he should not run for re-election,” Lo said.

On the other hand, Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) said he would continue to support Ma’s leadership in the party if he intended to run for chairmanship.

The KMT maintained a low profile in response to the challenges facing Ma. KMT officials who spoke on condition of anonymity said Ma still plans to run for re-election and would continue party reform while seeking unity within the party.

Additional reporting by Shih Hsiu-chuan and CNA

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