By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taipei Dome developer Farglory Group has sued Taipei City
Mayor Ko Wen-je for defamation, reports said Wednesday.
Ko and Farglory tycoon Chao Teng-hsiung have been enveloped in a war of words ever since the former took office last December 25. At issue have been the safety, the environmental impact and the pricing of the Taipei Dome, a 40,000-seat sports stadium complex.
At the origin of the latest move were repeated statements by Ko accusing Farglory of being a “greedy business.” The company had filed a suit for aggravated defamation with the Taipei District Court, the Chinese-language Liberty Times reported Wednesday.
Since Chao had brought the complaint and Ko was the only target of the legal action, it was possible that both could confront each other in court, reports said. [FULL STORY]