Nine KMT workers to be charged over Cabinet break in
Jan 19, 2017Business & FinanceComments Off on Nine KMT workers to be charged over Cabinet break in
Prosecutors are preparing to charge nine members of a Kuomintang (KMT) workers' association who broke into the Cabinet building on Wednesday.
The workers broke into the Executive Yuan to protest a government decision to freeze the opposition party's assets. The government says these assets may have been acquired improperly when the KMT ruled Taiwan as a one-party state. But KMT workers say that the decision to freeze these assets has left the party unable to pay them salaries or severance pay.
The Cabinet says it will not press charges against the nine protesters who broke in. However, prosecutors will be required to press charges because the protestors spray-painted the Cabinet building, which is a national historic site.
Cabinet spokesperson Hsu Kuo-yung on Thursday urged the KMT to discuss ways to solve issues of salaries and severance payments.