By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Legislative Yuan on Friday approved an amendment which will see officials who are sentenced to at least seven years in prison for corruption forced to return their retirement benefits.
The legal amendments have been dubbed the “Yeh Shih-wen articles” after the former Taoyuan County vice magistrate who was the focus of public outrage after he was known to continue drawing a government pension even after receiving a 21-year prison sentence for taking bribes from developers.
Under the new version, corrupt civil servants will see their retirement benefits end completely, while they will be forced to pay back pension funds already received, reports said. [FULL STORY]