因為日前前立委蔡正元指控韓國瑜收取國民黨主席吳敦義4千萬元,高雄市長韓國瑜於4月29日下午召開記者會說明競選帳戶內容。

TAIPEI (The China Post) – Former KMT legislator Alex Tsai (蔡正元) recently accused Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) of taking NT$40 million in campaign funds from KMT Chairman Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) during the nine-in-one local elections on Nov. 24, 2018.

他強調,隨著抹黑甚囂塵上,他決定日後若繼續有不實指控,他將直接提告。

Speaking at a press conference on April 29, Han condemned the allegations, saying that he and his family have been defamed and he will press charge against any future rumor makers.

韓國瑜表示,他競選期間所募的款項共129,149,779元,支出 114,087,536 元,結餘15,062,243元。其中,個人捐款占總捐款收入淨額約87%,總筆數22,409筆,個人捐款平均每筆金額為4,813元。

According to the documents Han made public, he received a total of NT$129 million in campaign funds during the election. The average sum donated by the 22,409 individual donators is NT$4,813, which accounted for 87 percent of the total donation.

營利事業捐款占總捐款收入淨額約9%,總筆數160筆,營利事業捐款平均每筆金額為72,698元。至於政黨捐助收入僅有一筆,占總捐款收入淨額約0.1%。因此,絕對沒有蔡正元所說的4,000萬元存在。

Business donations accounted for 9 percent of the total, for an average NT$72,698 in 160 donations. As for party donations, there was only one sum and it accounted for only 0.1 percent of the total.

韓國瑜強調,包括蔡正元及批評他的高雄市議員在內,若自他公布競選帳戶後,只要有人能夠拿出證據,說他真的有收錢,那麼,他立刻辭去高雄市長一職。

Han further stressed that if Tsai and other city councilors can prove he did take the alleged funds after he made his account information public, he would immediately resign.

他解釋,他一直秉持「愛與包容」的原則,即在競選期間遭受各種抹黑,他都認為那是理念之爭,是價值的不同。但隨著抹黑愈來愈誇張,甚至影響到了他的名譽與他的家人,他很遺憾地無法再一直「愛與包容」,必須對不實指控提告。

“I’ve been putting up with all the rumors and slanders ever since the election, but they never stop. I am sorry that I can’t endure this anymore and I’ll sue whoever makes false accusations in the future,” said Han.