BOSS ON STAND:Jaw Shaw-kong said he was a witness and Ma Ying-jeou was the defendant after the ill-gotten assets committee’s bid to reopen the case succeeded
Date; Aug 04, 2017
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office has reopened a probe into allegations of
financial fraud stemming from the sale of Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) assets in 2005 and yesterday summoned Broadcasting Corp of China (BCC, 中廣) chairman Jaw Shaw-kong (趙少康) for questioning.
Former KMT administration and management committee director Chang Che-chen (張哲琛) and Wang Hai-ching (汪海清), a former general manager of KMT-controlled Central Investment Co (中央投資公司), were also summoned.
Before entering the prosecutors’ office, Jaw told reporters that he was listed as a witness in the case.
“The defendant is [former president] Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九),” Jaw said.
Prosecutors have been looking into the sale of three major KMT-owned media companies — BCC, the nation’s largest radio broadcasting network at the time, China Television Co (CTV, 中視) and Central Motion Picture Corp (CMPC, 中影), which came during Ma’s first term as party chairman from 2005 to 2007.
The sales prompted accusations of questionable practices and deceptive reporting on the actual value of the assets. [FULL STORY]