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Indigenous voters tipped Taiwan's legislative race to the KMT

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — In January’s legislative elections, the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) got the most votes by a fair margin, yet they still lost to the Kuomintang (KMT). The...

Taiwan's voters rebuke all political parties

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The vote is in and voters showed their discontent with all political parties big and small, giving none of them what they desired, but discontent did not translate into ...

Taiwan elections: Murderer leads in polls and might win Miaoli

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — The Miaoli County commissioner race is mindboggling — unless you remember what politics was like in the 1990s. The dream of the '90s is alive in Miaoli. The...

East Taiwan KMT lawmaker accused of Sogo bribes released on bail

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Kuomintang (KMT) legislator for Taitung Sufin Siluko (廖國棟), who is accused of taking bribes in a scandal involving Sogo department stores, can walk free if he posts NT$10 ...

Five legislators indicted in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Four incumbents and one former lawmaker have been indicted for taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) to help him regain control of the Sogo department stores ...

Taiwan court scraps bail for lawmaker in bribery scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Independent legislator Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇) will be detained after all as the Taipei District Court on Saturday (Aug. 8) scrapped an earlier favorable bail decision in the ...

Former Taiwan party leader to leave NPP amid corruption allegations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After being freed on bail in a massive investigation into bribery, ex-legislator Hsu Yung-ming (徐永明) announced Wednesday (Aug. 5) he was resigning from the New Power Party...

Three legislators held in Taiwan Sogo bribery case

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five Taiwanese lawmakers have been accused of taking bribes from businessman Lee Heng-lung (李恆隆) with regard to his attempts to regain control of Sogo department stores, a...

Legislators deny SOGO bribery allegations and bailed

UPDATE: Aug. 1, 7:40 p.m. TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors on Saturday (Aug. 1) requested the detention of four incumbent and one former lawmaker over allegations of bribery related to a po...

Taiwan prosecutors raid legislative offices in connection with Sogo scandal

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Prosecutors raided the offices of four legislators and two former lawmakers Friday (July 31), reportedly in connection with bribery allegations related to a past struggle ...