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KMT blasts DPP over SID dropping of probe

The Kuomintang yesterday blasted the Democratic Progressive Party for claiming that the Special Investigation Division (SID) dropped its investigation into the CTV (中視), Broadcasting Corporation of China (中廣) and Central Motion Picture Corporation (中影), also known as the "three Cs" (三中) transaction case, due to political motives.

The KMT owned significant stakes in the three companies up until approximately a decade ago.

Following a lengthy investigation, prosecutors decided to drop the probe after finding no irregularities in the transactions, prompting the opposition to claim that the SID had attempted to sweep the controversy under the rug while the nation's attention is focused on the recent tragedy in Kaohsiung, to which KMT spokesman Charles Chen (陳以信) responded in turn by describing the accusations as "despicable."

The SID dropped its investigation into a biotech company case involving DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) the very same day a sea warning for Typhoon Kai-tak (啟德颱風) was issued, Chen said, asking rhetorically why didn't the DPP come out then and claim that the SID was trying to sweep Tsai's controversy under the rug in the midst of a typhoon.

The gas explosions have nothing to do with the SID's decision, the spokesman said, calling the DPP "cold-blooded" for using the subject of the national tragedy as means to a power struggle.

This example shows how the DPP is inconsistent when it comes to justice, Chen said.

When the SID dropped its investigation into former Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), Tsai and DPP ministers, the opposition party said that the SID was "just," Chen explained.

But when the SID drops its investigation into the Kuomintang's assets, all of a sudden the DPP claims that the SID is President Ma Ying-jeou's "political assassin" and that the SID no longer has any "credibility."

These are indications that the DPP doesn't even have the least amount of respect for the nation's judicial system, Chen said.

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