Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Wang Shih-cheng (王世堅) yesterday accused Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) of compromising the public interest after taking a NT$10 million (US$314,960) political contribution from a conglomerate. "After Douglas Hsu (徐旭東), chairman of Far Eastern Group, gave the money to Ma in 1998 while Ma was campaigning for Taipei mayor, Ma agreed that Hsu could alter construction techniques, a move that saved him NT$170 million three months after he [Ma] was elected Taipei mayor," Wang said. The lawmaker said that Hsu had asked President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) when he was Taipei mayor to allow changes to construction techniques for rebuilding the Binjiang Market, but that Chen turned him down many times because of safety concerns. "As a result of the change in construction techniques, many collapses occurred on roads near construction sites," Wang said.
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