A Taiwan-born One Nation candidate says Pauline Hanson was right to warn about Australia being “swamped by Asians” and is not offended by the comments that were infamously made 20 years ago.
However Shan Ju Lin believes Ms Hanson was talking about the Chinese, and told the ABC "good Asians" will vote for One Nation at the next Queensland election.
"She sees the problem ahead of everybody, including you and me,” she told the ABC.
“Everything she said is happening now," she has told the broadcaster.
According to the ABC the candidate stated that she understood why Hanson made those comments, which included claims that Asians "form ghettos and do not assimilate".
"For European people it's very difficult to distinguish Chinese or Korean or Japanese, and I can understand why she said it," Ms Lin told the ABC.
Shan Ju Lin was born in Taiwan, and moved to Australia in 1991 where she completed her Masters degree in Teaching at QUT.
According to her Facebook page she, “Has since devoted her life to helping, teaching and nurturing others.”
Multi-lingual Shan Ju describes herself as a mother, teacher and "an Australian who has a unique and caring contribution to make to Bundamba, Queensland and contemporary Australian life.”
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She also lists on her page her “priorities” as “retention of public assets” and also “prevention of the sale of iconic assets to foreigners”.
As part of another statement she has made on social media the candidate writes, “Australians believe in a fair go. The ruling communist party of China doesn’t bother with fair."
“They (the Chinese government) don’t have our interests at heart. Neither do they practice the freedoms I mentioned earlier.
“Say the wrong thing and you can literally have your tongue cut out. End up in jail, and you’re automatically on the organ donor list … as the donor.”
The post finally ends with, “The Chinese are very good at attracting and setting up people, but they are the biggest scammers in the world.”
“In China, being ‘tricky’ is seen as being ‘clever’.”
In 2018, Lin plans to run in the Queensland state election seat of Bundamba in Ipswich, west of Brisbane.
The Bundamba electorate is overwhelmingly Anglo-Saxon and Ms Lin firmly believes the Asian community would support her bid to win a seat for One Nation.
7 News online reached out to Shan Ju Lin for comment.
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