By: By Ku Chuan and Christie Chen, Central News Agency
Taipei, Aug. 30 (CNA) Taipei city councilors on Sunday called on Tai Chi-chuan , chairman of EasyCard Corp., to resign over the controversy surrounding the company’s use of a Japanese porn star’s photos on the cover of its stored value cards.
Forty-two of the 63 Taipei city councilors have voiced opposition to the release of the cards, but Tai and EasyCard spokeswoman Lin Hsiao-chi have no regard for the council and should immediately step down from their posts, bellowed Wang Chih-ping of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT) at a press conference. KMT councilor William Hsu , meanwhile, noted that government shares account for 40 percent of the company’s shares.
Hsu demanded that the representatives of government shareholders in the company disclose their positions on the issue, threatening to freeze the review of city government budgets if these representatives do not make their stances clear.
Wang and KMT councilor Wang Hong-wei also criticized Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je for shirking responsibility, blaming Ko for backing Tai and pointing out that it was Ko who asked Tai to double the company’s revenues. [FULL STORY]