A movie producer thinks Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-jeou (
Lim It-hong (
Lim's group has obtained permission to stage a sit-in at that location until Oct. 24, except for the period between Sunday and Oct. 13, when the roads are reserved for Double Ten National Day celebrations, Lim said.
Lim said that Ma should bear responsibility for recent public unrest because the mayor had "double standards" when it came to dealing with the pro and anti-Chen Shui-bian (
He said the different standards have also been applied by the mayor to the corruption scandals involving the president and his family and the mayor's usage of his own special allowance case.
Lim said law enforcement authorities should conduct a thorough investigation into Ma's special allowance so that the same moral standard can be applied to Ma.
"The upheaval in Taiwan over the past few weeks reminded people of what happened 60 years ago," Lim said, referring to the 228 Incident, which he described as "a tragedy that happened because double standards were applied to the public."
He also said Ma had set a bad example by allowing the anti-Chen campaign to stage around-the-clock sit-ins.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Taipei City councilor candidate Hung Chien-yi (
Hung also urged the mayor to explain how he spent his special allowance and concentrate more on city administration.
"In a democratic era, everything should be able to be examined by the law," Li Chuan-hsin (
He said that Ma should consider withdrawing the permission given to former DPP chairman Shih Ming-teh's (
People from many walks of life in Taipei have been suffering because business has fallen off as a result of the sit-in, Li added.