Date: Dec 17, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday called on Chinese
Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (朱立倫) to publicize his finances and explain an increase in personal assets.
The past week has seen the KMT repeatedly question DPP presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) finances, accusing her of engaging in land speculation. The DPP has responded by publicizing Tsai’s personal assets, and yesterday challenged Chu to do the same.
“Chu should follow Tsai’s example and make public his campaign finances, as well as explain changes in his personal property declarations,” DPP spokesperson Ruan Jhao-syong (阮昭雄) told a news conference at party headquarters. “Chu should not dodge this question.”
Ruan said that from 1999 to 2000, after factoring in Chu’s salary as a lawmaker, as well as revenue from stocks and securities that he had declared, “there is still as much as NT$17.39 million [US$527,769] in unexplained income.” [FULL STORY]