UNCHANGED:On the same day that Eric Chu pledged to maintain a positive campaign rhetoric, the KMT has made accusations against Tsai Ing-wen that hark back to 2012
Date: Dec 11, 2015
By: Loa Iok-sin / Staff reporter
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英
文) yesterday rebutted the Chinese Nationalist Party’s (KMT) accusations that she was involved in real-estate speculation, saying that the figures the KMT cited were inaccurate.
“I know that the KMT is attacking me because it is eager to end the controversy over military housing, however, all the numbers they cited today [yesterday] are all wrong,” Tsai said. “Attacking with false figures is no different from smearing. The transaction involved no privilege, no speculation, and no extortionate profit,” she said.
Tsai made the remarks after KMT Legislator Alex Tsai (蔡正元) and former KMT legislator Chiu Yi (邱毅) alleged that Tsai in 1988 purchased 15 plots of land in Neihu District (內湖), Taipei, totaling 895.8m2 and then sold them all in one day in 1997 with what the lawmaker claimed was a net profit of at least NT$180 million (US$5.5 million).
Tsai Ing-wen said that as it has been almost 20 years since she sold the land and she could not remember exactly how much she had made from the transaction. [FULL STORY]