By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Kuomintang vice-presidential candidate Jennifer Wang
came under fire Thursday for allegedly having indulged in speculation using the buying and selling of military homes.
Wang, a former labor minister, was announced the day before as KMT Chairman Eric Liluan Chu’s running mate in the January 16 election. She was immediately criticized by labor groups for her policies while minister from 2008 to 2012.
Wang was accused of speculation over her purchase of a dwelling for members of the military, but she said she was only helping her sister. Because her sister was worried, Wang said she used her own name to buy the property, which was low-priced because it could not be sold again within five years of the purchase. After her sister agreed it was a good buy, Wang said she transferred the property to her sister’s name. [FULL STORY]