CONTRADICTION: The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate’s NT$70m house purchase when unemployed does not tally with his projected image, the DPP said
Date: Nov 07, 2019
By Wu Shu-wei and William Hetherington / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) presidentialcandidate, reportedly purchased a house in Taipei’s Nangang District (南港) for more than NT$70 million (US$2.3 million at the current exchange rate) in 2011, which contradicts his campaign image as an “everyman,” the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus said yesterday.
Details of the property purchase were exposed yesterday by the Chinese-language Next Magazine.
Han on Monday uploaded to Facebook a video of himself doing laundry and on Thursday last week he used a public washroom at a Taoyuan gas station, which KMT Legislator Apollo Chen (陳學聖) said demonstrated the mayor’s “charm.”
Han’s campaign team are attempting to portray the mayor as an everyday person, media reports have said. [FULL STORY]