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Former Taiwanese politician in famous sex video scandal hired as anchor in Macao
2007-03-21 03:12:30 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HONG KONG, Mar 21 (AP) -- A Macau satellite TV station has hired former Taiwanese politician Chu Mei-fong, who was embroiled in a major scandal involving a sex video, to host its evening newscast and talk shows, the station said Wednesday.

Chu, a former Taipei city councilwoman, debuted on the station's evening news show on Tuesday, MASTV said.

Chu became a household name in Taiwan five years ago when a video compact disc surfaced showing her having sex with her married lover. Copies of the VCD were circulated in Chinese communities around the world.

MASTV said in a statement that Chu, who also worked previously as a journalist, will read and analyze news from mainland China, Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan "with her sensitive news judgment, sharp language, rich interviewing experience and superior psychological toughness."

It quoted Chu as saying she hopes to contribute to MASTV with her background in journalism and politics, and believes the new job "will evoke her youthful vitality."

The Web site Chinanews.com reported that Chu will be based in Taipei and help run MASTV's bureau there.

It said she will be paid 21 million New Taiwan Dollars (US$632,435; €475,285) a year and will be provided housing and a driver.

MASTV didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.

An estranged friend of Chu and the publisher of a Taiwanese magazine were jailed for up to four years and eight months in connection with the sex video.

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