The China Post
Date: March 27, 2015
By: Chi-hao James Lo
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday responded to allegations that
one of his municipal advisors has sought bribes from construction consortium Farglory Group (遠雄), saying that the individual will be punished should evidence proving his guilt come to light.
Ko made the comment before conducting his 8th weekly Taipei Mayor and Borough Chief Municipal Forum.
The rumor began to widely circulate after former New Taipei Councilman Chen Ming-yi (陳明義) made mention of it in a television show on March 24.
Chen claimed that one of Ko’s municipal advisors had approached Farglory and promised to allegedly aid the consortium in resolving the issue surrounding the Taipei Dome for a price of NT$50 million. However, during an interview with local press, Chen said that he had never explicitly said the individual in question is one of Ko’s subordinates. [FULL STORY]