International media cover charges against Taiwan ex-President Ma

Media note he could face up to 3 years in prison on each charge

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/14
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The announcement of indictments against former Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou Tuesday over the leaking in 2013 of allegedly classified information during the probe of an opposition lawmaker received wide coverage in the international media.

The BBC reported how Ma ordered the contents of secretly recorded phone calls between senior legislator Ker Chien-ming and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng be given to other government officials.

According to the prosecutors, “by giving this order, Mr. Ma broke laws on the protection of personal information, release of secrets, and communications security and surveillance,” the BBC reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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