TICKET TO VOTE:The DPP urged authorities to probe allegations that a KMT travel agent in the US is offering discounted fares in exchange for support for the KMT
Date: Dec 04, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday accused the Chinese Nationalist Party
(KMT) of subsidizing airfares for Taiwanese Americans to travel to Taiwan in exchange for their support for the KMT in the Jan. 16 elections.
Speaking at a press conference at the DPP’s legislative caucus office yesterday morning, DPP New Taipei City Councilor Ho Po-wen (何博文) showed a Line message from a group of US-based Taiwanese supporters of KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) and said that the KMT is embroiled in vote-buying.
The message said that members of the group or other pan-blue supporters can purchase a round-trip ticket from Los Angeles to Taipei on Dec. 31 at a discounted price of US$540 on China Airlines’ Flight CI-005.
The message said that it would be better if a party of four could reserve their seats together, adding that individual reservations could be made through a travel agent named Jenny Chang (張佳儀) at the Los Angeles-based Sonic Tour.
The message identified Chang as a KMT member. [FULL STORY]