LEGAL PRECEDENT:Following the decision, analysts said that prosecutors are now expected to drop charges against councilors in nine other cases of ‘ballot flashing’
Date: Sep 03, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Minister of Justice Lo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) yesterday defended the Supreme
Court’s decision to reject an appeal against a “not guilty” ruling in the case of those accused of “ballot flashing” — showing who they have voted for in a supposedly secret ballot — in the 2010 Kaohsiung council speaker and deputy speaker elections, and said that if the public is concerned that the outcome might lead to more incidents of vote buying then the matter should be resolved by amending election laws.
Lo was referring to the Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to reject an extraordinary appeal filed by Prosecutor-General Yen Ta-ho (顏大和) that the case be reopened. [FULL STORY]