HATE SPEECH:Lin Kuo-chun, an elected official, denied that he referred to ‘President Tsai’ directly when he spoke of killing, nor did he say that he would kill her
Date: Mar 30, 2017
By: Aaron Tu and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
Retired police officers and firefighters protested outside Martyrs’ Shrine in Taipei
yesterday, with some reportedly calling for President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) to “lose her head” for living off the misery of the people.
“Is it right that Tsai should live a life of ease at the expense of the police and firefighters? Should [she] not be killed?” Lin Kuo-chun (林國春), who is president of the New Taipei City Retired Police Association and a New Taipei City Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) councilor was quoted as saying, adding that in a past era she would have lost her head.
The protest targeted the governments pension reforms, saying the plans trampled the rights of retired police officers and firefighters.
Lin said that if the group’s rights were to suffer, the amenities and preferential treatment given the president should also be slashed.
Lin said Tsai was living “a pampered life,” as she did not have to stand in the sun during ceremonies, while chefs cook for her and chauffeurs drive her in cars worth NT$20 million (US$660,393).
“No other nation treats its police officers and firefighters so poorly,” Lin said.