END OF AN ERA? The guilty verdict against Ma Ying-jeou represents the end of police state tactics against dissent, and a move toward the rule of law, Ker Chien-ming said
Date: May 17, 2018
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
The Supreme Court is unlikely to reverse the Taiwan High Court’s guilty verdict against former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus convener Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) said yesterday, while Ma faces other legal battles over the sales of properties owned by the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT).
Ker made the comments during an interview on political commentator Clara Chou’s (周玉蔻) Hit FM radio breakfast show
The Taiwan High Court’s verdict on Tuesday was a landmark ruling with great implications and its importance matches any of the constitutional interpretations made by the Council of Grand Justices, Ker said.
“The court found Ma guilty of leaking of confidential information in a case under judicial investigation. It was a watershed moment for the justice system to bid farewell to an old era,” he added. [FULL STORY]