Thu, May 24, 2007 - Page 1 News List

Politician gunned down in cold blood

MURDER Gangs and shady construction deals were thought to be behind the shooting of a Taipei County councilor, while some lawmakers used the incident to score points

By Rich Chang and Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  STAFF REPORTERS

PFP Legislator Lee Fu-tien (李復甸) called on the legislature to revise the Statute Regulating Firearms, Ammunition, Knives and Other Deadly Weapons (槍砲彈藥刀械管制條例) to enhance the punishment for the possession of firearms.

"I suspect that the shooting was in connection with Wu's long-term efforts to confront illegal interests involved in the gravel businesses," PFP Legislator Feng Ting-kuo (馮定國) said.

Feng said there were a lot of "hidden goings-on" in the gravel business, as underground gangs cast covetous eyes on the potentially lucrative industry.

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