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Prosecutors yesterday indicted Tainan Deputy City Council Speaker Kuo Hsin-liang (郭信良) for corruption that includes pocketing NT$7 million in bribes from a publicly listed company.
 
KMT councilor sues Lai for negligence
A Kuomintang (KMT) councilor yesterday pressed charges against Greater Tainan Mayor William Lai (賴清德) and 19 other local officials for not reporting to the city council for questioning.
 
Interior Minister Chen Wei-zen (陳威仁) said yesterday that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te's (賴清德) refusal to attend city council meetings violates the Local Government Act (地方制度法).
 
Tainan City Speaker Lee to quit politics if found guilty
Tainan City Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) said yesterday that if he is found guilty of vote-buying during the city councilor and speaker election, he will withdraw from politics.
 
Tainan Mayor Lai refuses to attend city council meetings
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said Tuesday he will not attend any more city council meetings until the vote-buying allegations against speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) have been addressed in the judicial system.
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Taiwan will construct a center in the southern city of Tainan for the research and development of earthquake resistant technologies, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) said Tuesday.
 
Prosecutors in Tainan have moved to invalidate the city council speakership of Lee Chuan-chiao from the Kuomintang (KMT) over vote-buying allegations after he won a surprise victory last week, despite his party holding less than one-third of seats on the council.
 
DPP to punish Tainan City councilors who voted KMT
The Democratic Progressive Party will hand down the severest punishment on those members who failed to vote in accordance with the party's position in the Dec. 25 election for the speaker of the Tainan City Council, DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday.
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DPP to punish Tainan City councilors who voted KMT
The Democratic Progressive Party will hand down the severest punishment on those members who failed to vote in accordance with the party's position in the Dec. 25 election for the speaker of the Tainan City Council, DPP Chairwoman Tsai Ing-wen said Saturday.
 
"Scholars" of classical subjects took part in the fourth annual Tainan Reading Classic Examination on Sunday in the city seen as Taiwan's traditional cultural capital.
 
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