The China Post
Date: March 15, 2017
By: Stephanie Chao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Former President Ma Ying-jeou, indicted Tuesday for allegedly
abetting the leaking of confidential information, stood by his innocence and called the charge “unjustifiable.”
Ma said the decision indicated that legislators involved in political lobbying could get away with it, but that those who handled and attempted to resolve scandals would face indictment.
Ma made the statement after attending a forum held by National Taiwan University and Harvard University.
“I will strive to win a fair ruling in court,” Ma told reporters, adding that he had confidence that the court would hand out a fair and just verdict.
Ma is the third Taiwanese president indicted on criminal charges.
In addition, prosecutors allege Ma violated the Communication Security and Surveillance Act and the Control Act.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ker Chien-ming filed the lawsuit against Ma in 2013, accusing Ma of abetting the leaking of details from an ongoing criminal investigation. [FULL STORY]