DPP targets ex-leaders’ stipends

Taipei Times
Date: Apr 11, 2017
By: Chen Wei-han, Yang Chun-hui and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporters, with staff writer

The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus has proposed slashing the monthly retirement pay for former presidents and vice presidents to NT$80,000.

DPP legislators Liu Shih-fang (劉世芳), Wu Ping-jui (吳秉叡) and Tuan Yi-kang (段宜康) have submitted an amendment to the Act of Courtesy for Former Presidents and Vice Presidents (卸任總統副總統禮遇條例) to reduce the monthly benefits as part of the ongoing pension reform effort.

The stipends are currently NT$250,000 for former presidents and NT$180,000 for former vice presidents.

Reform opponents have demanded that the payments should be halved to ensure equality, Liu said.    [FULL  STORY]

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