Tue, Jan 30, 2007 - Page 3 News List

NCC urged to investigate purchase

By Flora Wang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Democratic Progressive Party legislators Lee Chen-nan, left, and Charles Chiang yesterday speak at a press conference protesting New Party founder Jaw Shaw-kong's purchase of the Broadcasting Corporation of China.


Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Lee Chen-nan (李鎮楠) urged the National Communications Commission (NCC) to reject New Party founder Jaw Shaw-kong's (趙少康) purchase of the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC) last month.

Lee also urged the commission to take back five national frequencies from the BCC so as to prevent radio frequencies from being controlled by "a specific group of people."

Lee made the remarks at a press conference, in which he disclosed details of BCC's shareholding and ownership.

The presidents of the four companies which own BCC's complete stock are all related to the UFO Network, which is owned by Jaw, Lee said.

Jaw is one of the presidents of the four companies, with the other three being former UFO staffers -- Jen Ying-chen (任穎珍), Chen Sheng-yi (陳聖一) and Wang Shu-hua (王淑華), Lee said, showing data retrieved from the Web site of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Lee questioned the legitimacy of the four companies' owning BCC, which has more than NT$3 billion (US$90 million) in capital, when the four companies have an aggregate capital of only approximately NT$100 million.

He said none of the companies, which were established last year, existed, presenting pictures of their alleged location.

He accused Jaw and the three other presidents of setting up dummy companies to take over the BCC to "help Chinese Nationalist Party [KMT] Chairman Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) handle the KMT's stolen assets."

Lee called on the NCC to conduct a thorough investigation to check into the relationship between Jaw, the KMT, the four companies and the UFO Network.

"If the NCC cannot uphold justice in this case, we may take more drastic measures to boycott the BCC, the UFO Network and the KMT," he said.

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