By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu said Friday she
was prepared to replace police chiefs who did not do enough against vote-buying in the campaign for the upcoming elections.
Voters all over Taiwan will go to the polls on January 16 to choose a new president as well as 113 members of the Legislative Yuan. During past elections, vote-buying has often been a major problem, with some candidates being convicted of illegal practices after their victory.
Addressing a meeting against vote-buying Friday, Chen warned that the problem should be taken seriously. If in areas where vote-buying is a serious problem, local police chiefs and precinct chiefs are found not to be doing enough, they will be replaced or reassigned to other tasks, while officers who are working hard on the issue could see special promotions, the mayor reportedly said. [FULL STORY]