TELL NO TALES:Former prosecutor-general Huang Shih-ming and former premier Jiang Yi-huah were also called as witnesses in the case against the former president
Date: Dec 02, 2016
By: Chien Li-chung, Hsieh Chun-lin, Huang Hsin-po and Jake Chung / Staff reporters, with staff writer
Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was summoned for questioning by the Taipei District
Prosecutors’ Office yesterday on charges of breaching confidentiality laws.
Former premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺) and former prosecutor-general Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘) were also summoned as witnesses against Ma in the lawsuit filed by Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘).
The office said it was not precluding having the three questioned together to check their statements.
The charges against Ma stem from a high-profile case in September 2013, when Huang leaked confidential information to Ma regarding a then-ongoing investigation into allegations that Ker and then-legislative speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平) were involved in improper use of influence. [FULL STORY]