Tue, Sep 30, 2014 - Page 3 News List

Sean Lien, family ditch The Palace in campaign

By Shih Hsiu-chuan  /  Staff reporter

The Palace is seen from its entrance on Renai Road in Taipei yesterday.

Photo: Chang Chia-ming, Taipei Times

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Taipei mayoral candidate Sean Lien (連勝文) confirmed yesterday that he, his wife and children recently moved out of The Palace (帝寶) to live with his parents.

He said they left the luxury apartment complex at the intersection of Renai Road and Jianguo S Road in Taipei so his wife and children could “be looked after well.”

Campaigning from early in the morning until late at night as the election nears leaves him no time to look after his family, he said.

Lien’s office said the family moved into a room of the apartment occupied by former vice president Lien Chan (連戰) and Lien Fan-yu (連方瑀) at the intersection of Zhongxiao E Road and Dunhua S Road.

Lien Chan had his mother’s former room converted into a study after her death three years ago, but recently redecorated it to accommodate Sean Lien and his wife, Sean Lien’s office said.

Sean Lien had rejected suggestions from his KMT colleagues to move out of what is considered the most expensive residential building in the nation to shed an image that he belongs to an “aristocracy.”

His office declined to comment on whether he will return to The Palace after election day.

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