Newspaper article China Post

Wang Chien-Shien Urges Matsu to Vote against Gambling

Newspaper article China Post

Wang Chien-Shien Urges Matsu to Vote against Gambling

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The China Post news staff--Control Yuan President Wang Chien-shien ([...]) stated yesterday that if the referendum conducted in Matsu on Saturday, July 7 supports the building of a local casino resort, it would cease to be a pure place and create a disaster for its people as well as their offspring. He urged people in Matsu to be as perspicacious as people in Penghu to vote down the deal to build a casino resort.

Gambling is harmful for people, stated Wang. He saw many pawn shops around casinos in Macau for people losing in gambling to exchange money to gamble again. Those who lost everything in gambling might end up jumping from the roof of casinos to kill themselves. People with speculative ideas might get nothing in return in casinos.

According to Wang, some people who claim to have deep affection for Taiwan spare no effort trying to open a door to establish a casino resort here. These people passed the law for the development of outlying islands, which provides a low threshold for referendum on outlying islands to pass. …

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