Lawmakers file charges against Ma

CANNOT REFUSE:KMT officials in 1962 forced his father at gunpoint to sell a plot of land he owned to the party at a price of NT$5 per ping, Yeh Sung-jen said

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 05, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) lawmakers yesterday filed corruption charges against former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), accusing him of using his political influence in a 2005 property development for financial gain.

DPP legislators Tsai Yi-yu (蔡易餘) and Wang Ting-yu (王定宇) called on the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office to investigate the allegations and demanded that travel restrictions be imposed on Ma to prevent him leaving the nation during the course of investigation.

Tsai and Wang said that in 2005, then-Taipei mayor and Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) chairman Ma approved the construction of the KMT’s National Research Institute (國家發展研究院) on 8.8 hectares of land in Taipei’s Mucha District (木柵).

Ma allegedly sold the land at below market value to Yuan Lih Group for NT$430 million (US$13.66 million), which also reaped financial benefits for the KMT, because the party illegally acquired the land, forcing the original landowners from the premises, Tsai said.    [FULL  STORY]

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