Taiwan Quick Take: Former speaker Ni dies

Sun, Jun 04, 2006 - Page 3

Former Legislative Yuan speaker Ni Wen-ya (倪文亞) passed away at the Cathay General Hospital in Taipei yesterday at the age of 105. A hospital spokesman said Ni showed no vital signs when he was rushed to the hospital that afternoon. Emergency resuscitation efforts failed and he was pronounced dead at 4:15pm. The spokesman said that as Ni had no medical record at the hospital, it was up to his family if they wished to announce the cause of death. Ni will be best remembered for his superb political tact and acumen during his 16 years as the speaker of the Legislative Yuan between 1972 and 1988.