And why is the "pragmatic and non-ideological" president elect choosing these topics?
"Illegally changing the name of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall was ill-mannered and was, of course, invalid," Ma was quoted as saying in an interview with the Chinese-language China Times published yesterday.
The name-change lacked legitimacy because the DPP government amended the Organic Statute of Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall (中正紀念堂組織條例) despite opposition, Ma said in the interview, adding that he would restore the names after soliciting opinions from different groups.
Ma added that he would not make the change if the public supports the new names.
He's not even president, and he's gonna take this stand? If he puts "大中至正" on the main gate in place of the current Liberty Square (自由廣場), I envision some quick voter disenchantment.
Michael Turton caught this in the Taiwan News:
The most disturbing example is the call issued by KMT lawmakers for the minister of national defense to "swear allegiance" to the president-elect even before Ma is inaugurated May 20.I'd call that very disturbing, since the minister doesn't swear allegiance to any president at this point.
Also, the KMT still has no real intention to give up their ill-gotten party assets.