The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday accused Taitung prosecutors of interfering with the legislative elections in carrying out a raid on the headquarters of DPP Aboriginal legislative candidate Chen Ying (陳瑩).
"[The raid] was staged for the media," DPP Deputy Secretary-General Lee Ying-yuan (
Defending the raid on Chen's Taitung City headquarters on Thursday night, Taitung District Prosecutors' Office spokeswoman Hsueh Yueh-yi (
Chen, a Puyuma Aborigine, is the daughter of Council of Indigenous Peoples Chairman Chen Chien-nien (
Chen is the only Puyuma candidate in the race, and is thought to have a fair chance of becoming the first Aboriginal DPP candidate to be directly elected to the legislature. In recent days her credibility has come under attack from People First Party caucus whip Liu Wen-hsiung (劉文雄), who accused her of misusing government resources through her father's connections, inexperience and being unable to speak the Puyuma language.
Taitung Chief Prosecutor Chiang Wen-chun (