Chiang Fang Chih-yi (
Writing in his blog (
"If my great grandfather and grandfather had left the KMT with any reputation, at least 60 percent of that reputation was tarnished by Mr Lien and that missing nurse at Chi Mei Hospital," the young Chiang wrote.
Chen and Vice President Annette Lu (
Demos Chiang yesterday refused to comment on reactions to his article, but his mother apologized to Lien.
"My son expressed his opinions without consideration. I regret his remarks, and I apologize to [former] chairman Lien," she said yesterday in Taipei.
Chiang Fang said she respected her son's opinion, but would advise him not to name names when making critical statements.
In his blog, Demos Chiang condemned Lien and the "anonymous nurse" for "playing a low trick" by messing around with the election result and causing serious damage to Taiwan's democracy.
The young Chiang said that KMT presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou (
Responding to Demos Chiang's statement, KMT Secretary-General Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) yesterday said that the party respected the young Chiang's opinion, but urged him to gaina better understanding of the situation during the 2004 presidential election before making further comments.
Ting Yuan-chao (
Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (
ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY FLORA WANG