Taiwan court fines distributor of fake allegations about premier

Engineer had made false claims about Premier Su at a police officer's funeral

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/02
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A court gave a modest suspended fine of NT$1,000 (US$31.77) to the man

Premier Su Tseng-chang at a public appearance earlier in the week. (By Central News Agency)

accused of distributing a fake video online purporting to show Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌) flinging away a pencil at the funeral of a murdered railway police officer.

The man, an engineer from New Taipei City surnamed Chan (詹), could have faced a maximum fine of NT$30,000 (US$953) or even three days in detention.

His behavior had affected “public peace” the New Taipei District Court in Banqiao said Thursday (August 1).

Following Chan’s discovery last month, he had admitted distributing the recording and had apologized, the Central News Agency reported.    [FULL  STORY]

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