Political Warfare Bureau to probe housing deals

REAL-ESTATE RUMPUS:Amid the controversy surrounding the sale of military housing units by Jennifer Wang, the ministry said it was working to prevent underhanded sales

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 04, 2015
By: Stacy Hsu  /  Staff reporter, with CNA

Ministry of National Defense Political Warfare Bureau Director Wen

Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi, fields questions from reporters about the sale of military housing units at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday.  Photo: CNA

Minister of National Defense Kao Kuang-chi, fields questions from reporters about the sale of military housing units at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei yesterday. Photo: CNA

Chen-kuo (聞振國) yesterday pledged to review all dealings involving military housing units to ascertain whether any of them were sold during the five-year prohibition period.

Wen was responding to a request made by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Chiu Chih-wei (邱志偉) at a question-and-answer session at a meeting of the legislature’s Foreign and National Defense Committee in Taipei yesterday, during which Chiu urged the ministry to take a stance against real-estate agents’ blatant promotion of military apartment sales.

“Since the promulgation of the Act for Rebuilding Old Quarters for Military Dependents (國軍老舊眷村改建條例) in 1996, [owners of military houses] are barred from transferring the units to another person within five years of the registration of the property,” Wen said.     [FULL  STORY]

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