By Wang Yang-yu, Hsieh Chia-chen, Lu Hsin-hui, Y.F. Low, and
Taipei, Aug. 25 (CNA) Former President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was found not guilty
on Friday of abetting the leak of classified information related to the investigation of an opposition lawmaker while the probe was in progress in September 2013.
In response to the ruling handed down by the Taipei District Court, Ma said through a spokesperson that he was gratified with the result, which he said has established the administrative powers of the president based on the Constitution.
Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) spokesman Ruan Jhao-syong (阮昭雄), said, however, that his party regretted but respected the ruling, which can be appealed by prosecutors. [FULL STORY]