Taiwan lawmakers, experts blast Ma Ying-jeou not-guilty ruling

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/08/27
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Fury over a not-guilty ruling for former Taiwan president Ma

The image shows former Taiwan president Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) (By Central News Agency)

Ying-jeou (馬英九) is spiraling through the country as the law cited by a young judge is said to be erroneously interpreted.

The China-friendly former president Ma was found not guilty of leaking classified information about a probe into top opposition lawmaker Ker Chien-ming (柯建銘) dated back to 2013 which revealed the then-Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), a senior member of Ma’s own political party, had spoken with judicial officials to allegedly persuade them not to file an appeal against a not-guilty verdict for Ker.

Prosecutors had charged Ma in March after a six-month probe with violating laws for divulging secrets and instigating others to engage in leaking secrets. The charge carries a maximum sentence of three years.    [FULL  STORY]

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