REAL-ESTATE DEAL: The mayor questioned an apparent leak of personal data by the government, but Next Magazine said its information came from several sources
Date: Nov 08, 2019
By: Ann Maxon / Staff reporter
Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) yesterday accused the media of invading his privacy, amidreports that he had purchased a luxury apartment in Taipei in 2011 and questions about how he financed the purchase.
The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) presidential candidate purchased a 90 ping (298m2) apartment in Nangang District (南港) for more than NT$70 million (US$2.3 million at the current exchange rate) and sold it in 2015 at a loss of about 3.5 percent, the Chinese-language Next Magazine reported on Wednesday.
Han yesterday fired back on Facebook.
“A simple and legal sale has been publicized during this period leading up to the elections at the expense of an individual’s privacy,” he wrote. “I strongly question the motivations of the people who leaked the information.” [FULL STORY]