LettersTaiwan’s KMT get a wake-up call with Kaohsiung mayoral rout
- KMT’s multiple electoral failures are just the tip of the iceberg – the problem is incapable leadership. The party must seek reform or risk irrelevance
Academic dishonesty kills politicians’ careers and hurts the party’s reputation; this should at least be common sense for all political figures and parties. However, it seemed that senior members of the KMT lacked the common sense necessary to be qualified politicians. Or why did the KMT leadership not take firm action, such as ordering Li to quit the Kaohsiung race?
The multiple electoral failures of the party are just the tip of the iceberg. Kuomintang’s problem is its incapable leadership, which lacks common sense and struggles to maintain team spirit. Without deep reforms, the KMT will have a bitter time, if not become totally irrelevant, in a Taiwan poised to be dominated by the DPP.
Henry Wong, Kennedy Town