Taipei City Government: Taipei ethics officials raided TAPM offices, Ko confirms

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Taipei Times
Date: Jun 07, 2018
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff Reporter

Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday confirmed that Taipei Department of

Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing Co general manager Wu Yin-ning, left, watches as Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je, right, and Taipei Deputy Mayor Chen Chin-jun raise their hands in response to a question about buying bottles of wine as gifts with their special allowance funds at the Taipei City Council yesterday.  Photo: Fang Pin-chao, Taipei Times

Government Ethics officials on Tuesday afternoon visited Taipei Agricultural Products Marketing (TAPM) to examine the company’s accounting records, adding that it was done to clarify the facts and promote transparency.

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei City Councilor Chen Chung-wen (陳重文) last week said at the Taipei City Council that TAPM general manager Wu Yin-ning (吳音寧) had used business promotion funds to purchase 60 bottles of wine as a gift for the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Taipei chapter, as well as to subsidize agricultural activities and to buy gifts for “honorable guests.”

TAPM, Wu and the DPP’s Taipei office denied the claim about sending 60 bottles of wine.

Nevertheless, city officials visited the company to investigate the claims while Ko and Wu were attending a question-and-answer session at the council.    [FULL  STORY]

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