Ma rejects his indictment as ‘absurd’

‘CHEAP MUDSLINGING’: Wang Ding-yu said that the KMT should look at the facts and refrain from making remarks that would be useless when the case goes to court

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 11, 2018
By: Stacy Hsu and Sean Lin  /  Staff reporters

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) yesterday refused to accept what

Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) legislators hold a news conference in Taipei yesterday in support of former president Ma Ying-jeou, who was indicted by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office in a case involving the sale of three former KMT companies.  Photo: Liao Chen-huei, Taipei Times

he called the “absurd grounds” for his indictment over his handling of the sale of former Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) assets, as the party defended Ma and said the indictment reeked of political intervention.

“A lot of people are concerned about my reactions [to the indictment]. I want to tell everyone that I am calm, because that was something we had long anticipated, but I just did not expect it to come on a typhoon day,” Ma said.

He said the indictment was based on various preposterous arguments, namely the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office’s categorization of the assets he disposed of while serving as KMT chairman as “national assets-to-be.”

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