‘CLEAN RECORD’:Presidential Office spokesperson Charles Chen said that President Ma Ying-jeou’s actions during his time as mayor of Taipei would stand up to scrutiny
Date: Mar 17, 2016
By: Jake Chung / Staff writer, with CNA
Minister of Justice Luo Ying-shay (羅瑩雪) yesterday at a Legislative Yuan
committee inquiry session denied the ministry’s involvement in an ongoing investigation of the Taipei Dome project started when President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) was mayor of Taipei.
Luo said the case was being investigated by the Taipei District Prosecutors’ Office and she had not asked about it out of respect for the office’s jurisdiction.
According to reports by Storm Media Group, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Lin Te-fu (林德福) — who is also a member of the legislature’s Judicial Committee — asked Luo whether the ministry would reject an investigation request on the grounds that the ministry does not have investigative authority.
The ministry had cited that reason for rejecting an investigation into the Taipei Dome and MeHAS City projects after the Taipei City Government asked that the investigation be turned over to the ministry, the report said. [FULL STORY]