By: Central News Agency
Taipei, May 30 (CNA) Former President Chen Shui-bian, who is currently on medical parole from Taichung Prison, submitted a formal application to the prison Monday seeking permission to attend a June 4 dinner to be held by the Ketagalan Foundation, of which he is a founding member, a spokeswoman for his medical team said.
The dinner will be held in Chen’s honor on the foundation’s 11th anniversary. Chen expressed his desire to attend the event when the prison sent officials to visit him at his home in Kaohsiung last Friday.
At the prison’s request, the former president filled out an application and submitted it to the prison, according to Janice Chen.
Su Kun-ming, deputy warden of the prison, said the prison had received Chen’s faxed application and will begin to review his application upon receiving the original copy. [FULL STORY]