Ex-president wants to attend dinner

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-05-24
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former President Chen Shui-bian’s intent to attend a thanksgiving 6756878dinner on June 4 could lead to the cancellation of his medical parole, reports said Tuesday.

The former head of state was sentenced to 20 years in prison on corruption charges, but early last year he was allowed to live with his family in Kaohsiung on medical parole.

Just before the May 20 inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen, it became known that Chen would have liked to have been present at the inaugural banquet, but the news provoked controversy and he scrapped his plans.

At the same time, it became known that he might appear at a dinner in Taipei organized by the Ketagalan Foundation, which was founded 11 years ago during his presidency. A spokeswoman for his medical team announced Tuesday that he would present at the event scheduled for June 4, and that Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je, an early supporter of his medical parole, would also attend.     [FULL  STORY]

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