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Panel suggests investigating president in Taipei Dome case

Panel suggests investigating president in Taipei Dome case

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) A Taipei committee on Friday decided to refer President Ma Ying-jeou (???) to the Ministry of Justice for allegedly serious violations of the law in the Taipei Dome project when he served as Taipei mayor. Cheng Wen-lung (???), a lawyer who previously represented former President Chen Shui-bian and a member of the Clean Government Committee, alleged Ma and Lee Sush-der (???) approved changes in the project's parameters that unlawfully profited the main contractor Farglory Land Development Co. (??).
Lee, who is currently chairman of the Taiwan Stock Exchange, headed Taipei's Department of Finance when the changes to the project were made in 2003. "Before turning the case over to the ministry, the committee welcomes the two to come before the committee and give an explanation," Cheng said. Construction on the Taipei Dome began in April 2012 and was due to be completed by the end of 2015. (By Huang Li-yun, Ku Chuan, Kuo Chung-han and Lilian Wu)


Updated : 2021-09-22 19:45 GMT+08:00