Sat, Jun 13, 2009 - Page 4 News List

Officials declare wealth holdings

By Lin Yi-chang  /  STAFF REPORTER

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Cheng Ru-fen (鄭汝芬) owns the most assets among the nation’s 113 legislators, the latest asset declarations by public officials released earlier this week by the Control Yuan showed.

Cheng and her husband own 17 plots of land, 16 buildings, nearly NT$47 million (US$1.4 million) in bank deposits, more than NT$5.9 million in securities and jewelry valued at NT$750,000, as well as more than NT$1.25 billion in creditors’ claims, NT$31 million in debt and NT$34.3 million in investment, their asset declaration statement showed.

KMT Legislator Hsiao Ching-tien (蕭景田) and his family have 92 plots of land, 39 buildings, more than NT$42 million in bank deposits, nearly NT$341 million in securities, watches and golf membership cards valued at NT$2.65 million, more than NT$134 million in creditors’ claims, approximately NT$418 million in debt and more than NT$460 million in investment.

The data also showed that KMT Legislator Wu Chih-yang (吳志揚), the son of KMT Chairman Wu Poh-hsiung (吳伯雄), owns 11 plots of land, 37 buildings, more than NT$29.7 million in bank deposits and around NT$21 million in securities.

KMT Legislator Chiang Yi-­hsiung (江義雄) declared he had approximately US$17 million in bank deposits and up to NT$40 million in overseas structured notes.

The report showed that both Democratic Progressive Party Legislator Tsai Tung-jung (蔡同榮) and former KMT legislator Diane Lee (李慶安) had properties in the US.

It also revealed some interesting, valuable items owned by government officials.

For instance, Taichung Deputy Mayor Hsiao Chia-chi (蕭家旗) and his family declared 40 items signed by public personalities such as the Taiwanese pitcher for the New York Yankees, Wang Chien-ming (王建民), valued at NT$50,000, and cemetery registration certificates valued at NT$66,000.

Meanwhile, Taipei City Department of Labor Director Su Ying-gui (蘇盈貴) declared 12 copyrighted items with an estimated value of NT$24 million.

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