Mixed reactions to Chen Shui-bian’s ceremony absence

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 11, 2016
By: Yang Chun-hui and Jonathan Chin / Staff reporter, with staff writer

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) should pardon former president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁
On Sunday, Taichung Prison rejected Chen’s application to appear at yesterday’s National Day ceremony on the grounds that too many unanticipated contingencies might occur at the event and that it might not be able to provide the necessary medical care the former president needs.

Chen was released from prison on medical parole last year.

Former president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) praised the decision in a prepared statement.    [FULL  STORY]

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