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MOJ rejects Taipei Dome and MeHAS City cases

MOJ rejects Taipei Dome and MeHAS City cases

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Ministry of Justice on Wednesday threw the Taipei Dome case against the Farglory Group and the MeHAS City case against Radium Life Tech Co. back in the Taipei City Government’s court.
The city’s Clean Government Commission decided on June 10 that both build-operate-transfer projects should be investigated by the judiciary because there were signs that laws had been violated.
However, the ministry decided Wednesday not to accept the cases because it was not an investigative body but a judiciary administrative organization.
Deputy Justice Minister Chen Ming-tang said the ministry did not manage concrete legal cases, so the city should take its case to prosecutors, to the judicial police or to the Agency Against Corruption.
The ministry was not the supervising authority for the Taipei Dome or for MeHAS City either, so it could not accept administrative responsibility for the cases, Chen said.
As a result, the ball was back in the Taipei City Government’s court, reports said.
The Ko Administration, which took office last December, has been at loggerheads with Farglory and its influential chairman, Chao Teng-hsiung, for several months. The two exchanged accusations and took measures against the other side.
The only work still continuing on the 40,000-seat stadium complex, which is close to completion, involves safety measures to protect the nearby Mass Rapid Transit line.
The MeHAS City development project in New Taipei City has been embroiled in allegations that Radium Life received unfair advantages from the previous Kuomintang-ruled city government.


Updated : 2020-11-30 20:27 GMT+08:00