Date: Jan 13, 2016
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) yesterday accused Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) of receiving donations from former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) via Huang Fang-yen (黃芳彥), the former first family’s physician, who has been accused of playing a role in the family’s corruption.
Chiu, second on the New Party’s legislator-at-large candidate list, held a joint press conference with KMT Legislator Alex Tsai (蔡正元), accusing Tsai Ing-wen of receiving illegal political donations totaling NT$450 million (US$13.37 million).
Chiu alleged that according to a witness surnamed Lin (林), during the New Taipei City mayoral election in 2010 Tsai Ing-wen received NT$50 million from Huang and that the DPP received NT$200 million from Huang during the 2014 nine-in-one local elections.
Another NT$200 million had been donated to Tsai Ing-wen this year, he added.
“Huang is responsible for managing Chen and his wife’s graft money hidden away overseas, which includes savings, cash, diamonds and real estate,” Chiu said, adding that the money given to the DPP was so that Huang could buy his way back to Taiwan. [FULL STORY]