KMT demands Japan envoy’s resignation over Internet troll ties

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/12/04
By: Yang Ming-chu and Joseph Yeh

KMT Taipei City Councilors

Tokyo, Dec. 4 (CNA) A group of opposition Kuomintang (KMT) Taipei city councilors demanded the resignation Wednesday of the nation's top envoy to Japan, former Premier Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), after one of his former election campaign staffers was indicted Monday.

The staffer is accused of paying an Internet troll to insult Taiwan's representative office in Osaka, an illegal act that might have contributed to the 2018 suicide of the office chief.

Staging a protest outside Taiwan's representative office in Tokyo, where Hsieh is posted, the four councilors said the accused, Slow Yang (楊蕙如), has been closely associated with Hsieh for several years.

They asked to meet Hsieh in person and called on the envoy to explain if he was behind Yang's action.    [FULL  STORY]

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