Date: Apr 25, 2015
By: Alison Hsiao / Staff reporter
Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教), who is charged with
vote-buying, yesterday held what he called an “international press conference” to accuse Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) of “ruining the spirit of democracy” with his ongoing boycott of the council and to question Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson and presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “eligibility” as a prospective president for supporting Lai.
“I want to accuse,” Lee said at the Legislative Yuan in Taipei, speaking partly in English. “Lai used his massive budget and political resources to share the positions to those prosecutor [sic] and judge” who “try to sentence me [sic].”
Likening his 54 days in detention to “hell” and saying he was charged without “evidence or reason,” Lee said he wanted to make public his accusations against Lai “to the media and the world,” which could “assess the value of the justice” for him. [FULL STORY]