Kaohsiung mayor calls for pardon
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Vice President-elect Chen Chien-jen visited ex-President Chen Shui-bian Friday afternoon after Kaohsiung City Mayor Chen Chu called for a pardon for the former head of state, who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for corruption.
The retired president, who ran the country from 2000 to 2008, left prison on medical parole in January last year after six years in detention and has since been living in Kaohsiung with his family. The new vice president, who will take office on May 20, visited him at home for an hour in the company of the mayor, reports said.
While the three politicians happen to share the same surname, they are not related. [FULL STORY]