The China Post
Date: October 21, 2016
By: Stephanie Chao
TAIPEI, Taiwan — Ex-President Ma Ying-jeou has been summoned to testify in court on Nov. 8 over his
involvement in a classified information leak in a 2013 wiretapping scandal, according to a Taipei District Court statement released Thursday.
It would be Ma’s first court summons since he departed from office in May. The question remains whether he will become the Kuomintang’s (KMT) first retired president to be jailed under criminal charges.
Ma is scheduled to attend court at 2:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, the Taipei District Court statement read.
The wiretapping controversy was triggered by Ma’s attempt to remove Wang Jin-pyng from the legislative speaker post in 2013.
Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) caucus whip Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) filed a lawsuit against Ma, charging him with instigating the leaking of secrets and for the act of leaking secret itself. Former Prosecutor-General Huang Shih-ming (黃世銘) has also been charged with several offenses, including leaking secrets, defamation, leaking personal information, providing false statements, malicious persecution and suppression of evidence. [FULL STORY]