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Taiwan's ruling KMT legislator indicted for defaming a judge: Liberty Times

Taiwan's ruling KMT legislator indicted for defaming a judge: Liberty Times
Taiwan's ruling KMT legislator indicted for defaming a judge: Liberty Times

The ruling Kuomintang (KMT) Legislator Tsai Cheng-yuan today was indicted by Taipei District Prosecutors Office (TDPO) for publicly referring Shilin District Court Judge Hung Ying-hua as a “lackey” of former president Chen Shui-bian, who is still detained for charges of corruption and embezzlement, according to Liberty Times report.

The ruling said that Tsai, a longtime KMT hardliner, accused Hung of speaking for former president explicitly and implicitly in a lively broadcast program in TVBS, a satellite television channel and nationwide cable TV network on January 1 this year.

TDPO noted that Tsai’s remarks had dented the reputation of Hung, who had once defended the judicial human rights of former president Chen.

On the other hand, TDPO also rejected Hung over her accusation against KMT Legislator Chiu Yi that she had taken NT$300 million from former president Lee Deng-hui during her campaigns as a candidate for Chung Hua magistrate in 1993. Prosecutors noted that Chiu was performing his duties as a legislator and should be absolved of the accusation.


Updated : 2021-08-02 04:54 GMT+08:00