Mother of murdered child wins Taiwan election bid, Han fans go on attack

Han fans threaten mother of 'Little Light Bulb' after victory in Taiwan election

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/01/13
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Claire Wang speaking to reporters.  (CNA photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Newly elected New Power Party (NPP) legislator-at-large and mother of a murdered child, Claire Wang (王婉諭), on Monday (Jan. 13) appeared at a police station to file charges against two online supporters of Kaohsiung mayor and former KMT presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) for cyberbullying.

At a press conference in front of the Neihu Precinct of the Taipei City Police Department, Wang said that after her election victory became official on Saturday (Jan. 11), many friends sent screenshots of menacing messages that Han fans had posted on her Facebook page. She said the content contained many disturbing words, including threats of bodily harm.

Wang said she is suing two individuals: one, surnamed Wang (王) allegedly wrote, "[The election win] doesn’t matter. he still has two more he can slash,” reported Liberty Times. The other, surnamed Chen (陳), allegedly typed, “There are two more who can be slashed. Use [them] to make a lantern."

Chen then allegedly posted a photo of the body of Wang's daughter and wrote, "My anger is coming." Netizens were furious at the posts made by the two, and their Facebook pages have since been shut down.    [FULL  STORY]

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