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2020-08-05 | 公共電視

Lien Chan Pays Respects to Lee Teng-hui|連戰赴台北賓館追思 肯定李登輝對台貢獻

Former Vice President Lien Chan paid his respects to late president Lee Teng-hui and praised Lee's contributions to Taiwan. The discussion of where Lee would be buried, however, has drawn some opposition.

Former Vice President Lien Chan, friend-turned-foe of former President Lee Teng-hui, paid his respects to Lee with a Kuomintang contingent on the 5th. Lien praised Lee's contributions to Taiwan.

(Lee Teng-hui contributed a great deal to freedom and democracy in Taiwan as well as social and economic development. He will continue to live on in our hearts.

Various government officials including the ministers of labor and science and technology also paid their respects on the 5th along with 93-year-old independence activist Koo Kwang-min. Koo, a former presidential advisor, said Lee was like a brother to him and never wavered in his support of Taiwan independence.

We went to the same school and developed a very, very close compatriot relationship. Taiwan's future is now in the hands of young generation. Our time is past.

A contingent of lawmakers led by Deputy Legislative Speaker Su Chi-chang also paid their respects. The Southern California Branch of the Veterans Association of the ROC has issued a statement opposing Lee's interment in the "special honors" area of Wuzhi Mountain Military Cemetery. The group says Lee was a controversial figure and should not be laid to rest alongside the ROC's revolutionary military heroes.

The Presidential Office says it will discuss the burial arrangements with Lee's family.

前總統李登輝辭世,關係由好如戰友到最後決裂的前副總統連戰,5號上午與前國民黨秘書長曾永權等人,一同到台北賓館追思,連戰除了表示哀悼,也獻上最高的敬意,肯定李前總統對台灣的貢獻。

前副總統 連戰表示:「(李登輝)對於台灣民主、自由、社會跟經濟的發展,都有很多很重大的貢獻,我們都會長存在我們的心頭。」

部會首長包括,勞動部長許銘春,科技部長吳政忠等,也都前來追思。獨派大老,高齡93歲的前總統府資政辜寬敏,則在弔唁時一度哽咽落淚,回憶起曾問李登輝支不支持台灣獨立,李登輝直接回答贊成,從此跟李登輝關係就像兄弟。

前總統府資政 辜寬敏表示:「我是學弟以外,我們建立了一個非常非常密切的同志。台灣的將來,就靠年輕人了,我們的老頭子,已經過時了。」

立法院副院長蔡其昌,也率領包括蘇巧慧,吳秉叡等立委們前來致意。至於傳出李前總統將安葬五指山軍人公墓「特勳區」,中華民國退伍軍人協會南加州分會發出聲明表示反對,認為李登輝爭議大不應該安葬在中華民國革命軍人英靈安息聖地。

總統府表示確切的安葬地點及規劃,將與家屬討論後再行公布。

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