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Tainan mayor continues council meeting boycott
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) reiterated Tuesday that he will not attend any of the municipality's council meetings until vote-buying allegations against Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) have been addressed through the judicial system.
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Tainan City Council Speaker Lee Chuan-chiao (李全教) was bailed for NT$15 million by Tainan District Court yesterday after being indicted by prosecutors for buying votes the day before.
 
The Tainan government conducted on Saturday an unannounced operation removing statues of late President Chiang Kai-shek from the city's schools.
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The President of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Huey-jen Jenny Su, donated her unused airline miles recently to help a group of students to see the world, according to a NCKU press release.
 
Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te has had his experiences and practices in city administration recorded and published in book form, which he said Sunday is designed to let people know what his city government team has done to serve the citizens.
 
The Taiwan High Court, Tainan Branch (台南高分院) announced this month after a second ruling that Chi Mei Hospital would be liable in compensating former surgical doctor Tsai Po-chiang (蔡伯羌) for his workplace injury.
 
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.
 
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