By: By Lu Hsin-hui, Sophia Yeh and Lilian Wu
Taipei, May 19 (CNA) Former President Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁) entered the main venue of a fundraising dinner in defiance of Taichung Prison and asked if his pre-recorded speech played at the dinner in Taipei on Friday will hurt the government.
“I want to ask if our government will fall just because it allows me to speak in public? Is it that serious?” Chen asked in the 4-minute 40-second video.
Chen, who is currently on medical parole from a 20-year jail sentence for corruption, arrived at the venue of the fundraiser in Dazhi, Taipei at 7:30 p.m. to the warm welcome of his supporters.
Among the conditions laid down by the Taichung Prison in allowing Chen to meet old friends at the event was that he could not enter the main venue of the gathering.