Sunday, February 25, 2007

Shih Betrays Again

Former DPP Chairman and turncoat Shih Ming-te, who recently led the anti-Chen protests in Taiwan, is off to the US, going back on his promise to remain in isolation....

Some of the remaining members of the self-styled "Million Voices Against Corruption" campaign were outraged to discover that their headquarters on Chongqing S Road has been closed without warning and that their erstwhile leader has left the country, the Chinese-language Apple Daily reported yesterday.

About 10 protesters gathered outside the locked metal door to protest on Wednesday, but were dispersed after campaign leaders called the police.

The office was closed just days after former Democratic Progressive Party chairman Shih Ming-teh (施明德), who had pledged to "imprison" himself in his apartment until President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) left office, traveled to the US on Feb. 15, reportedly for medical treatment.

Campaign spokesperson Chang Fu-chung (張富忠) said yesterday that Shih had undergone surgery for liver cancer.

Shih also plans to stop in Japan for media interviews on his way home early next month.

Who didn't predict this would happen? Everyone but the dupes who forked over $100.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now we know where the rest of the donation money is going to:

Hospital fees and accomodations in the US.

Why can't he stay in Taiwan and get checked up?

Anonymous said...

No one now remembers how Ma played into Shih's game at the time. Ma who was so willing to ostracize A-bian for what now appears to be his undoing.

david on formosa said...

I read that Shih has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this year!!! Some people are easily fooled.

mark said...

sigh... that's really depressing.

Michael Turton said...

LOL. I remember Shih making Ma dance to his tune. It was so easy to see that Ma was the big loser in that affair...

Michael

Anonymous said...

I don't think it was so much Shih making Ma dance to his tune.... I think it was the deep blue element in the KMT that tried to portray Ma as soft and incompetent for not attacking A-Bian when he appeared vulnerable.

keauxgeigh said...

How about starting a "Step Down" campaign against HIM?! Although "step down" from what would be a problem, I don't think it's an insurmountable one. The most important issue, of course, would be what color to wear.

Thoth Harris said...

On an unrelated topic, Michael, see my latest post about something that (shamefully) appears to have only been reported in The Taipei Times.