Ma wins defamation lawsuit on ‘Ting Hsin donation’

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 31, 2016
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter

The Taipei District Court yesterday handed former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) a victory in his defamation lawsuit against veteran media personality Wu Tzu-chia (吳子嘉), vice chairman of (美麗島電子報), who alleged that Ma and his campaign team received a NT$1 billion (US$30.98 million) off-the-books donation from Ting Hsin International Group.

Saying Wu failed to provide evidence to support his allegations, the court ordered him to pay Ma NT$1.8 million in damages and to issue a public apology statement in the nation’s major newspapers.

It was the first ruling on the case, and the decision can be appealed.

The compensation was far lower than the NT$3 million in punitive damages asked.    [FULL  STORY]

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