‘ZOMBIE’ GOVERNMENT:Taipei property owner Wang Tung-kai said the city issues demolition permits to construction firms and expects them to be nice to residents
Date: Oct 03, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday came under fire from Taipei residents whose
homes have been involuntarily included in private urban renewal projects.
Residents complained over what they said was an avoidance of responsibility by the Taipei City Government over the forcible demolition of a privately owned building last week.
A group of home owners protested in front of the Taipei City Government building, demanding that the municipal government punish Pacific Construction Co (太平洋建設), who on Friday last week tore down a building on Tingzhou Rd (汀洲路) owned by a man named Luo Chin-kuang (羅進光).
Luo was the sole holdout in an urban renewal project involving 80 landowners. His building was apparently torn down without notification from Pacific Construction after a protracted negotiation that reportedly spanned more than two years. [FULL STORY]