But this matter was not so trivial for everyone. I recall hearing/reading that his stupid concocted story caused a decrease in business for many restaurants. Taiwanese are superstitious and the claim that funeral food is being served in a restaurant is a serious matter. Moreover, because dumbfuck failed to pinpoint specific businesses, many customers apparently avoided all restaurants in the area.
I hope the local restaurant owners sue him for lost profits. In addition, the prosecutor should definitely file criminal charges against him for the harms that he caused – people should be taught that they cannot make intentional false public statements that cause damages to others. . . but I’m not holding my breath waiting. Taiwan seems to prefer public sobbing and humiliation over real punishment.[/quote]
In the article in the Taipei Times yesterday, it said that restaurant owners could sue him if they could prove they lost business in the period after he made the claim, and providing receipts for the period before and after the claim was made should suffice.
So the courts require you to prove your business/reputation was damaged by furnishing receipts? What about long term losses? Taint by association, etc.
So, slander/libel away in Taiwan as long as the other person can’t provide receipts!
And by a legislator/investigative journalist no less! Who’ll almost certainly get a slap on the wrist, dry his crocodile tears and keep making the same amount of money.
James Soong is behind him?! That crook knows no shame!
Does the Apocaplyse begin in Taiwan?