Wang fights for injunction against KMT revocation
By Alan Fong, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- A trial began yesterday at the Taipei District Court deliberating a provisional injunction application by Former Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng to stop the Kuomintang (KMT) from revoking his membership from the party.
September 13, 2013, 12:06 am TWN
Wang on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit arguing that his KMT membership was still valid and applied for a provisional injunction against the KMT revocation. In the injunction application, which the court began to deliberate at the trial which commenced at 3:30 p.m., Wang requested the court to stop the KMT from delivering its formal notification of membership revocation to the Central Election Commission (CEC) and to allow him to continue exercising his duty, rights and privileges as a KMT member before the court made its verdict.
The CEC, however, had already received an electronic document notifying it of Wang's membership revocation and has formally required the Legislative Yuan to nullify Wang's status as a lawmaker.
The Legislative Yuan confirmed yesterday morning that it had received an electronic notification sent by the KMT the previous night. It said, however, that the document to nullify Wang's status has to be approved by officials above the pay grade of Legislative Yuan Secretary-General Lin Hsi-shan (林錫山). In response to that turn of events, Hsu Yin-Chieh (許英傑), one of Wang's three attorneys in the trial, retracted some of the demands from the injunction application and instead requested the court to forbid the Legislative Yuan from nullifying Wang's lawmaker status.