Date: Aug 27, 2015
By Jason Pan / Staff reporter
Veteran political activist Shih Ming-te (施明德) yesterday rebutted allegations of financial
impropriety during the 2006 anti-corruption “red shirts” against then-president Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), as his lawsuit against former Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tainan City councilor Wang Ding-yu (王定宇) opened at the Taiwan High Court yesterday.
Shih, accompanied by his wife, Chen Chia-chun (陳嘉君), held a news conference in front of the court building, at which they showed stacks of receipts and accounting documents, which Shih said he planned to present as evidence.
“I have managed the public’s donations scrupulously,” Shih said.
In response to accusations by Wang and others critics that he had profited personally from the donations, he said: “People can kill me, but they must not denigrate my integrity.” [FULL STORY]