Date: Dec 16, 2015
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday defended Democratic Progressive Party (DPP)
presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) against land speculation allegations by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT), saying that the disputed plots were most likely purchased by Tsai’s father, not by herself.
Ko made the remark in response to media requests for comment on whether the KMT’s allegations are a “conspiracy” aimed at undermining Tsai ahead of the Jan. 16 presidential election.
The KMT said Tsai in 1988 purchased 15 plots in Taipei’s Neihu District (內湖), which were later sold to Farglory Land Development Co for 13 times Tsai’s purchase price.
Ko said he did not have time to watch political talk shows and asked reporters when Tsai reportedly purchased the plots, to which reporters replied: “When she was in her 30s.” [FULL STORY]