DPP under attack, accused of shielding Ting Hsin

The China Post
Date: December 1, 2015
By: CNA

TAIPEI — As a food enterprise came under the spotlight due to a court ruling that acquitted

Kuomintang caucus whip Lin Te-fu (林德福), right, speaks at a press conference in Taipei, yesterday. The KMT criticized the opposition Democratic Progressive Party as a protector of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co. (CNA)

Kuomintang caucus whip Lin Te-fu (林德福), right, speaks at a press conference in Taipei, yesterday. The KMT criticized the opposition Democratic Progressive Party as a protector of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co. (CNA)

its top officials of charges related to violations of the food safety law, the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) has been pulled into the controversy, accused of being the company’s protector.

Wang Hong-wei, the spokeswoman for ruling Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate and Chairman Eric Chu, described the DPP as the protector of Ting Hsin Oil and Fat Industrial Co. — a member of the Ting Hsin International Group — in a press release Monday.

In the statement, Wang brought up the discovery of a confidential government document by prosecutors and investigators during a search of the Ting Hsin Group last year.

The document is about the Ministry of Health and Welfare ordering the local government to launch a food safety inspection at Ting Hsin Oil and Fat’s factory in Pingtung, Southern Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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