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Taiwanese official wants casino vote

11 October 2007

TAIWAN -- As reported by the Taipei Times: "Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng on Tuesday called for a vote on the opening of casinos on the nation's outlying islands during the current legislative session.

"Wang's comments came after a meeting with Penghu County Commissioner Wang Chien-fa (???), Penghu County Council Speaker Chen Chao-ling, Non-Partisan Solidarity Union Legislator Lin Ping-kun and local township chiefs, who asked for Wang's support in having a draft gambling bill passed as quickly as possible.

"...Wang said the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislative caucus should no longer use objections from the DPP as an excuse to prevent the bill's passage now that KMT presidential candidate Ma Ying-jeou has publicly expressed support for the establishment of a gambling industry in Penghu County..."

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