Pros­e­cu­tors step up bribery crack­down months ahead of poll

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Pros­e­cu­tors will form groups to in­ves­ti­gate and crack down on bribery and vi­o­lence in an ef­fort to en­sure a clean gen­eral elec­tion in Jan­uary next year, pros­e­cu­tors said Sun­day.

The Supreme Pros­e­cu­tors’ Of­fice and dis­trict pros­e­cu­tors’ of­fices are ex­pected to form the groups the fol­low­ing day.

Fierce party com­pe­ti­tion is ex­pected in the elec­tion run-up, and the pros­e­cu­tors will work closely with po­lice and in­ves­ti­ga­tors to carry out anti-bribery mea­sures, ac­cord­ing to the Taipei Dis­trict Pros­e­cu­tors’ Of­fice.

Pros­e­cu­tors might even be sta­tioned at po­lice sta­tions as the elec­tion ap­proaches and elec­tion cam­paigns heat up, ac­cord­ing to the of­fice.

The elec­tions, set for Jan. 16, 2016, will elect the 14th-term pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dent, as well as mem­bers of the 9th Leg­isla­tive Yuan.

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