‘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
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
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.”