The China Post
Date: November 9, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Former President Ma Ying-jeou appeared in court on Tuesday to defend himself
against allegations of involvement in a classified information leak as part of a 2013 wiretapping scandal.
The Taipei District Court summoned former President Ma Ying-jeou to appear in court over allegations he was responsible for a leak of confidential information by former State Prosecutor-General Huang Shyh-ming.
The suit was filed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming, who accused Ma of encouraging Huang to leak information about an ongoing investigation into then-Premier Jiang Yi-huah in 2013.
Ker’s lawyer had urged the court to detain Ma on Tuesday, a request which was rejected by the judge, who said the court would first proceed with its investigation.
Whether Ma would be detained would be concluded after assessments have been made regarding the inquiries, the judge said.