Want China Times
Deputy legislative speaker Hung Hsiu-chu, the presidential candidate for Taiwan’s
ruling Kuomintang, on Wednesday appointed a lawyer to file a criminal aggravated defamation suit against talk show host Clara Chou and the general manager, editor-in-chief and three reporters at Next Magazine Taiwan.
Yu Tzu-hsiang, Hung’s campaign spokesman, said certain media outlets have been viciously questioning Hung’s educational background, claiming that the master’s degree in Education she received from Northeast Missouri University (now Truman State University) in the United States in 1991 was fake.
Chang Szu-min, vice president of National Taiwan Sport University, joined Yu at the press conference, saying he was Hung’s classmate at the university and can vouch for her credentials.
In a statement issued later in the day, Hung said she would file a defamation suit against Windson Tsai, a TV pundit who has said repeatedly on TV talk shows that Hung’s late father was an informant to the authorities during the White Terror era in the early 1950s. [FULL STORY]