KMT slams DPP for 'mafia infiltration' claims
By Adam Tyrsett Kuo, The China Post
April 30, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
TAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Kuomintang (KMT) said yesterday that the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) will not solve its rumored “criminal infiltration” problem by falsely blaming the ruling party.
According to local reports, DPP Chairman Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) recently said that the KMT has attempted to tamper with his party through the island's criminal organizations, adding that he had fallen victim to such tactics when running for Pingtung magistrate.
Yin Wei (殷瑋), deputy chief of the KMT's Cultural and Communications Committee, said that the DPP's tactic of blaming his party exemplifies an erosion of democratic values.
Su should bravely and swiftly face his party's problems, in order to ensure the health of Taiwan's political system, Yin added.
The chairman is discrediting the KMT without a shred of evidence, and by doing so, he is not solving any problems, Yin stressed.
The tactic of “criticizing and discrediting others” has become an integral part of the DPP's standard operating procedures when it comes to crisis management, highlighting the fact that Su often resorts to factual distortion and focus diversion when faced with problems, as opposed to self-reflection and dealing with matters on their own merits, Yin said.
When faced with accusations from KMT members, the DPP once called out loudly for “evidence,” Yin said, adding that by accusing the KMT without evidence, the DPP is exemplifying the highest degree of double standards.