Groups demand Ma’s imprisonment

NO ESCAPE:Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip Ker Chien-ming said that Ma will pay for his abuses of power after his death as a disgraced political figure

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 11, 2017
By:. Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) and Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker

Former president Ma Ying-jeou, center, is escorted by bodyguards as he attends the Taipei District Court yesterday to answer charges filed against him by Democratic Progressive Party caucus whip Ker Chien-ming. Photo: CNA

Chien-ming (柯建銘) yesterday attended a court hearing at the Taipei District Court over a 2013 wiretapping case, while Taiwanese independence groups protested outside, demanding that Ma be imprisoned over alleged abuses of power and illegal activities.

It was Ma’s second appearance as a defendant in the case since leaving office in May last year.

Ker, who filed the case, accused Ma of contravening the Criminal Code, the Communication Security and Surveillance Act (通訊監察保護法) and the Personal Information Protection Act (個人資料保護法) in connection with alleged wiretapping of telephone conversations between Ker and then-legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平).

Ma smiled but did not answer reporters’ questions when heading into the courtroom yesterday afternoon, escorted by security personnel.    [FULL  STORY]

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