By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Kuomintang’s propaganda move to raise the nation’s minimum monthly wage
has sparked a huge public debacle as KMT presidential candidate Eric Chu remarked during the televised election debate on Sunday that he would increase the minimum salary to NT$30,000 (30K) if elected, contrary to what his running mate Jennifer Wang had promised a day earlier that the number would be NT$40,000, or 40K.
The downgrade from 40K to 30K in mere 24 hours of their speech has led many to believe whether there was a breakdown in the communication channel between Chu and Wang, or if Wang simply exaggerated her pledge to seek sympathy from voters as a result of her tarnished reputation in the housing scandal.
The KMT vice presidential candidate however pointed out Monday that her 40K pledge meant the nation’s fresh graduates would first need to undergo a so-called “vocational training program” in order to benefit the 40K monthly salary. [FULL STORY]