319 SHOOTING: Chan publishes slides to fend off ‘319’ accusations

Taipei Times
Date: Mar 20, 2017
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman candidate Steve Chan (詹啟賢) yesterday

Former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) vice chairman Steve Chan yesterday in Kaohsiung holds up a report about the assassination attempt on former president Chen Shui-bian and former vice president Annette Lu. Photo: CNA

published a series of slides to answer some of the questions about the “319 shooting incident” involving former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), in a bid to fend off speculation within the party about his potential role in the incident.

“Exactly 13 years ago today, a significant incident occurred in Taiwan. Even 13 years later, people still ask me questions about it,” Chan wrote on Facebook, saying that his name has been associated with the shooting although he was not the one who pulled the trigger.

The 319 shooting incident refers to an alleged assassination attempt against Chen and then-vice president Annette Lu (呂秀蓮) in Tainan on March 19, 2004, one day before the presidential election.

A bullet grazed Chen’s stomach and left a 13cm wound, while another bullet hit Lu in the knee.    [FULL  STORY]

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