The Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) caucus yesterday accused Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Tu Wen-ching (
At a press conference, KMT Legislator Chiu Yi (
Showing the press copies of TRA documents, Chiu said Tu won the bid last April and later pressured the National Property Administration (NPA) and the TRA to change the plot's zoning.
Chiu said Tu urged the agencies to designate the land as "not for public projects" so that Tu could purchase it at a low cost.
However, the TRA ruled in August against Tu's request, Chiu said.
KMT caucus whip Kuo Su-chun (
Tu yesterday rebutted Chiu's allegations.
"I did establish my campaign headquarters at the location Chiu mentioned. But I did it through the correct legal process. I hope that the media will not be misled by Chiu," Tu said. "I welcome prosecutors to launch a probe."
The TRA also rebutted Chiu's allegations.
"The rent is extremely low because we have held seven previous public bids for the land, but nobody wanted it until Tu participated in the last bid," said Chang Ying-hui (
Chang said the TRA had several other parcels of land that are difficult to lease because they are not zoned for commercial use.
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