Ko called as witness in tycoon vs. pundit lawsuit

The China Post
Date: April 14, 2015
By: Chi-hao James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) yesterday appeared at the Taipei

Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) addresses the media during a press conference at the Legislative Yuan, yesterday. According to Ker, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) gave an inaccurate account of a conversation between the two during the mayor's court appearance yesterday. (CNA)

Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) addresses the media during a press conference at the Legislative Yuan, yesterday. According to Ker, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) gave an inaccurate account of a conversation between the two during the mayor’s court appearance yesterday. (CNA)

District Court as a witness to a lawsuit between Hon Hai Chairman Terry Gou (郭台銘) and local political pundit Clara Chou (周玉蔻).

The reasons behind the lawsuit can be traced back to one of Ko’s interviews in January this year, when the mayor claimed that a “certain entrepreneur” had donated NT$300 million in political contributions to his Taipei mayoral election opponent Sean Lien (連勝文).

Following the publication of the mayor’s statement, Chou made the accusation on national television that Ko’s alleged businessman is none other than Gou.

In response, Gou appointed a lawyer to sue Chou for offenses against personal reputation and credits (妨害名譽及信用罪), and is seeking civil compensation of NT$10 million.     [FULL  STORY]

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