Oh No, Not Another Convicted KMT Member Walking Free!

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Sunday April 29, by Jerome F. Keating Ph.D.

This time it was KMT lawmaker Chiang Lien-fu who after his conviction somehow failed to show up to start serving his term in jail. Ma Ying-jeou's KMT Minister of Justice was once again at a loss for words. His explanation as to why DPP members are hounded and like Chen Shui-bian suffered abuse of their rights to a decently prepared defense, but KMT members even after conviction are somehow "on their honor" asked to show up for prison. His ultimate explanation was there are simply "flaws in the system."

Flaws in the system indeed. How long will it take Taiwanese to see the consistent double standard of the KMT solution to corruption. Perhaps the recent DPP victory in Lukang is a sign that voters are finally starting to smell the coffee.