DRUNK ON POWER?In a special report, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je said tycoons run Taiwan, and blasted ‘greedy’ firms and their convoluted relationships with politicians
Date: May 22, 2015
By: Kuo An-chia and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer
The Taipei City Government yesterday provided records of a Line app
conversation to substantiate Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je’s (柯文哲) allegation that Farglory Land Development Co (遠雄建設) chairman Chao Teng-hsiung (趙藤雄) “reeked of alcohol” when he came to negotiate the controversial Taipei Dome project on Tuesday night.
The company yesterday said that it would not rule out filing charges for slander against Ko, who on Wednesday said that the meeting with Chao had not gone well because Chao was inebriated at the time.
The city government yesterday made public the Line records of City Hall secretariat employee Liu Yu-ting (劉玉婷) and city government consultant Hung Chih-kun (洪智坤) in response to the company’s statement. [FULL STORY]