SEEKING JUSTICE:The DPP spokesman said the allegations made by the three are ‘patently false,’ since their details about Tsai’s real-estate dealings are all incorrect
Date: Dec 15, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday filed a lawsuit against
Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) lawmakers Alex Tsai (蔡正元) and Alicia Wang (王育敏) and former legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) over their allegations that DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) had speculated in real estate.
“In the past few days, Alex Tsai, Wang and Chiu have been making false accusations against Tsai Ing-wen with the intention of defaming her,” DPP spokesman Huang Di-ying (黃帝穎) told an afternoon news conference held outside the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office. “We are filing a lawsuit claiming that they have violated Article 90 of the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Act (總統副總統選舉罷免法).”
Under the article, anyone convicted of “spreading a rumor or false saying by text, picture, audio tape, video tape, speech or other method for the purpose of making a candidate elected or not elected” can face up to five years in prison. [FULL STORY]