Cheng Files Defamation Suit Against KMT 不滿藍營指控協助炒地皮 鄭文燦赴檢提告

With just days remaining until the elections, Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan has filed a defamation suit against the KMT, which is accusing him of illegally profiting from land sales. The KMT's Simon Chang and TPP's Lai Hsiang-lin say Cheng owe the public an explanation.


Taoyuan City Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan sued the KMT for defamation on the 23rd, saying the pan-blue camp baselessly accused him of illegally profiting from land transactions. Cheng also said the KMT is a poor role model for democratic elections by trying to win elections with smear campaigns.

Cheng Wen-tsan, Taoyuan City Mayor:"Elections should be about policies and achievements. Hitting below the belt and slandering your opponents is not the way to go."

Cheng says he has not sued anyone in his eight years in office but he could not take the malicious slander against himself or his administration any longer. The KMT's Simon Chang spoke to the media about Cheng's suit.

Simon Chang, Taoyuan City Mayor Candidate (KMT):"When young voters and undecided voters see Cheng Wen-tsan in bed with property speculation conglomerates and so many conflicts of interest arising, they will want to get rid of him. Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan, you owe the public an explanation."

The TPP's Lai Hsiang-lin, meanwhile, has sued Cheng over the sale of over 90,000 pings of municipal land between 2017 and 2021, which caused property prices around those plots to skyrocket. Lai says Cheng owes the public an explanation.

Lai Hsiang-ling,Taoyuan City Mayor Candidate (TPP):"During your term, we've seen how the construction of public housing went and the sale of innumerable vacant plots of land. How much did you profit privately from these transactions? Does public welfare mean anything to you?"

While Taoyuan has historically leaned "blue," Cheng's eight years in office may have changed voter sentiment. Chang, Lai, the DPP's Cheng Yun-peng and independent candidate Cheng Bao-ching are all doing everything they can to win over voters.

 

 

按鈴申告,桃園市長鄭文燦在律師陪同下大動作,親自到地檢署告國民黨抹黑,也嚴厲批評藍軍在沒有任何證據下,指控他協助炒地皮、操控地下賭盤,每日一黑想要挽救選情,是民主選舉最壞示範。

桃園市長鄭文燦表示:「選舉應該提出政見,提出政績,如果只是用空降的打手,任意抹黑,這是非常低俗的選舉方式。」

鄭文燦表示,執政八年來,從未告過任何人,但惡質抹黑,不只傷害他個人名譽,也損害整個市政團隊的努力,他決定以訟止謗。針對提告,國民黨張善政也做出回應。

國民黨桃園市長候選人張善政表示:「年輕選民,或者中間選民,看到鄭文燦跟炒地皮集團,這樣子錯綜複雜的利益糾葛,會有非常嚴重的剝奪感。鄭文燦市長不是說提告就好了,他要先說明清楚。」

民眾黨賴香伶表示,提告是鄭文燦市長的權利,但也說到2017年到2021年間市府賣了9萬多坪市地,雖然得到市庫收入,但也造成公有素地旁、地皮飆漲的後遺症,敬告鄭文燦提告之外,還是要跟市民報告。

民眾黨桃園市長候選人賴香伶表示:「你任內包括社會住宅的興建,還有很多素地一直賣,到底你在這過程裡面,有沒有取得個人的私利,公益性到底在哪裡。」

選舉倒數,桃園選情白熱化,原本選情結構偏藍的桃園,在鄭文燦執政八年後呈現新局面,桃園市長候選人無論國民黨張善政、民進黨鄭運鵬、民眾黨賴香伶還是無黨籍鄭寶清誰都不敢大意,抓緊時間卯足全力衝刺,爭取市民認同。

 

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