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Ma’s move against speaker leaves Taiwan in turmoil

Illustration: Henry Wong

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has whipped up a political storm by sacking Wang Jin-pyng, the popular Speaker of the legislature, with analysts warning he risks a legislative backlash, a split in his party and questions over judicial independence.

Saturday, 14 September, 2013, 5:36am 3 comments

Taiwan’s speaker, Wang Jin-pyng, says no ill-will towards Ma

Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng greets reporters yesterday as he battled to retain his seat in the legislature. Photo: CNA

Taiwan's long-serving Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng said yesterday he had no resentment towards the island's president, Ma Ying-jeou, who pushed to kick him out of the ruling Kuomintang.

13 Sep 2013 - 4:30am

Speaker Wang Jin-pyng, the quiet man of Taiwan’s KMT

Supporters of Taiwan's Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng gather outside the KMT headquarters in Taipei yesterday. Photo: AFP

Veteran Taiwanese politician Wang Jin-pyng, regarded by the public as a softly spoken, conciliatory figure and one without enemies, has been a key rival of the island's president, Ma Ying-jeou, since 2005.

12 Sep 2013 - 5:48am

Taiwan speaker Wang Jin-pyng expelled from KMT

Wang Jin-pyng speaks out after being thrown out of the Kuomintang. Photo: CNA

Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang yesterday kicked the legislative speaker out of the party for allegedly meddling in a legal case, intensifying a political crisis that has already brought down the justice minister.

12 Sep 2013 - 5:52am 1 comment

Taiwan's Speaker rejects Ma poll ticket

Wang Jin-pyng rules out running-mate role

Wang Jin-pyng, Speaker of Taiwan's legislature, has declined to be the running mate of Kuomintang presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou, to the disappointment of opposition supporters in Taiwan.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

KMT candidate to meet Ma about teaming up

Hopes of a much-anticipated union between Taiwan's Kuomintang presidential candidate and the legislature Speaker have been raised with the two set to meet today.

31 May 2007 - 12:00am

DPP fails in bid to keep Ma Ying-jeou from poll next year

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party has failed in its attempt to push through a bill that could force Kuomintang presidential hopeful Ma Ying-jeou out of the contest for the post next year.

21 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

New cross-strait head likely to stir up Beijing's anger

Taiwan has named an independence-leaning professor as the head of the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) in an appointment that looks set to anger Beijing.

10 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Speaker Wang pulls out of 'unfair' KMT presidential primary

The Speaker of Taiwan's legislature, Wang Jin-pyng, has decided not to run in the Kuomintang primary for next year's presidential election - a move that could split the party, even though he claims his decision was motivated by a desire for unity.

3 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Leadership row threatens to ruin KMT's election hopes

The continuing stand-off in Taiwan's Kuomintang between presidential hopefuls Ma Ying-jeou and Wang Jin-pyng has threatened to undermine seriously the main opposition party's chances of regaining power next year, analysts say.

19 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

KMT veteran to seek Taiwan's presidency

Speaker Wang Jin-pyng confirms bid to challenge Ma Ying-jeou in a race that could split their party

Kuomintang legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng has revealed his intention to go up against his former boss in Taiwan's presidential elections next year, a plan that threatens to split the main opposition party.

3 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Taiwan feels the heat from missile tests

North Korea's missile tests reminded the world of an uncomfortable fact: East Asia is a scary place. In the first decade of the 21st century, the region is like Europe after the first world war, in that Chinese, Japanese and Koreans are all nursing nationalist grievances that have never been resolved.

15 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Speaker puts hole in Chen's denial

I was told not to campaign for my party, says KMT member

Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's reputation suffered yet another blow yesterday, with the Speaker of the island's legislature contradicting the Presidential Office and confirming that Mr Chen had asked him not to campaign for opposition presidential hopeful Lien Chan two years ago.

7 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

House speaker enters race for KMT leadership

But Wang Jin-pyng won't be drawn on 2008 presidency

Veteran legislature speaker Wang Jin-pyng yesterday officially threw his hat into the ring for the chairmanship of the Kuomintang, Taiwan's largest opposition party.

18 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Poll result throws lifeline to the legislative Speaker

Saturday's election victory for the pan-blue alliance was particularly sweet for legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng.

The popular Kuomintang vice-chairman survived the biggest challenge of his political life.

13 Dec 2004 - 12:00am