’SECRET PURSE’:Critics say former premier Jiang Yi-huah’s pledge to spend NT$300m from the rewards and subsidies fund on infrastructure is a form of vote-buying
Date: , Apr 07, 2015
By: Chung Li-hua / Staff reporter
A significant increase in government rewards and subsidies over the past seven years since President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) took office in May 2008 has recently been called into question by lawmakers, who said the increased funds could become the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) most powerful bargaining chip in the campaign for next year’s legislative and presidential elections.
The so-called “government rewards and subsidies” can be allocated to local governments, civic organizations, private schools and individuals, as well for the [FULL STORY]