Taiwan Fines Candidate for Campaigning on Facebook After Deadline

Taiwan’s Central Election Commission fined recently re-elected President Ma Ying-jeou NT$500,000 (USD$16,900) for inappropriate campaigning in connection with a message posted on his Facebook page shortly after midnight on election day urging voters to support him. The post in question was a summary of Mr. Ma’s election eve speech -- nothing too controversial, except that someone had tacked the message "Support #2" on the end.