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Joint anti-bribery enforcement panel set up ahead of elections

Joint anti-bribery enforcement panel set up ahead of elections

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) A joint law-enforcement task force was created in Taipei on Monday to prevent vote-buying or other illicit activities in the city during campaigning for national elections in January 2016. The "Task Force to Investigate Election Bribery and Violence" was jointly organized by the Taipei District Prosecutors Office, the Taipei office of the Investigation Bureau under the Ministry of Justice, and the Taipei City Police Department. Integrating police, prosecutors and officials in charge of civil service ethics, the panel will be deployed to investigate alleged vote-buying activities and protect voters and candidates from threats of violence, the Taipei District Prosecutors office said in a statement. The initiative is aimed at cracking down on vote-buying in the most efficient way to ensure a clean general election next year, the statement said. Two elections will be held on Jan. 16, 2016 simultaneously to elect Taiwan's president and vice president and members of the Legislative Yuan. (By Liu Shih-yi and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-24 11:22 GMT+08:00