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Kuo to serve 50 days in detention

Kuo to serve 50 days in detention

Taipei District Court yesterday ruled ex-diplomat Kuo Kuan-ying fifty days in detention for defamation and this ruling allowed him to pay a fine of NT$50000 instead as well as appeal the case.
At the end of December 2009, Kuo was indicted for implying Chen Shih-meng (former secretary-general of the Presidential Office) and Chin Heng-wei (political commentator) as "dictator's dogs" under the alias of Fan Lan-chin.
In March 2009 Kuo left his position as information division director of Taiwan's representative office in Toronto after uproar over insults and faced a disciplinary commission for civil servants as a result of alleged remarks insulting the country. Opposition Democratic Progressive Party lawmaker Kuan Bi-ling accused Kuo of having posted articles describing Taiwan as a "ghost island" and native Taiwanese as "redneck" and "Japanese pirates" under the alias of Fan Lan-chin.
Kuan alleged Kuo used even more aliases to publish articles on the Internet.


Updated : 2021-06-14 16:50 GMT+08:00