Tainan mayor continues to refuse to attend council meetings

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/07
By: Chang Jung-hsiang and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, April 7 (CNA) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) reiterated Tuesday that he will not 201504070018t0001attend any of the municipality’s council meetings until vote-buying allegations against Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) have been addressed through the judicial system.

Lai made the comment after Lee was bailed on charges of vote-buying and announced a plan to hold a regular city council meeting later this month.

Lee was released on NT$15 million (US$483,699) bail by the Tainan District Court April 2 after being indicted by prosecutors the day before for vote-buying, which prosecutors said led to his victory in the city council’s speakership election last December.     [FULL  STORY]

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