TRADEOFF?Opposition lawmakers filed complaints accusing the KMT of using financial and other incentives to convince Hung Hsiu-chu to quit the presidential race
Date: Oct 14, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Special Investigation Division (SID) will conduct an investigation into
possible violations of election laws by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), amid allegations that it is pressuring presidential candidate Hung Hsiu-chu (洪秀柱) to withdraw from the race, Prosecutor-General Yen Ta-ho (顏大和) said yesterday
SID Director Kuo Wen-tung (郭文東) said that the division would open an official probe as soon as he receives notification from the prosecutor-general’s office.
Yen said that in accordance with the Court Organic Act (法院組織法), the case falls under the purview of the SID, a division of the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office.
Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Chen Ting-fei (陳亭妃) on Wednesday last week filed a complaint with the Supreme Prosecutors’ Office accusing the KMT of contravening the Presidential and Vice Presidential Election and Recall Act (總統副總統選舉罷免法) by offering Hung financial incentives as a condition for withdrawing in favor of a new candidate to be nominated by the party. [FULL STORY]