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  1. Taipei launches its own ICAC to tackle corruption

    Posted Jul 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Taiwan launched an agency yesterday to fight graft ahead of the presidential election in January. The Agency Against Corruption is modelled on Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption. Legislators said it was expected to garner support from voters fed up with a recent string of high-profile graft scandals. ...

  2. Ma blames politics as corruption trial opens

    Posted Apr 04th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei I didn't commit a crime, presidential hopeful says Taiwanese presidential hopeful Ma Ying-jeou has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges dating back to his ... session. 'President Ma, go, go go,' they shouted. DPP supporters, who also rallied outside the court, shouted back: 'Ma Ying-jeou, corruption.' Supporters scuffled later, ...

  3. No early relief for KMT's Ma in corruption trial

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Prosecutors differ on strategy Taiwanese opposition leader Ma Ying-jeou had his hopes for an early end to his embezzlement trial crushed yesterday when 28 prosecutors were unable to agree on a unified approach to such cases. Prose ...

  4. No corruption on my watch: Chen

    Posted Sep 06th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of corruption. 'All the money has been spent on government jobs and not a single cent has been put into my pockets,' Mr Chen said. He has been under relentless pressure to resign due to corruption allegations tied to his family and government. He is also under investigation over the alleged embezzlement of NT$36 million (HK$8.5 million) in state funds. Mr Chen made the declaration ...

  5. News - China

    China extradites Taiwan suspect in Chen shooting

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... eight years, is currently serving an 18-and-a-half-year jail term on multiple corruption convictions stemming from his time as president. Chen insists that the legal action against him ...

  6. News - China

    Taiwanese prosecutor indicted for covering up gambling

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 02:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A Taiwanese prosecutor was indicted on Friday on corruption charges for allegedly taking bribes to cover up gambling businesses, in the latest scandal to hit ... in the judiciary,” the SID statement said. Under Taiwanese law, corruption charges carry the maximum sentence of life in prison. Taiwan has been rocked by a string of high-profile corruption cases involving ...

  7. News - China

    Taiwan says former president Chen Shui-bian attempted suicide with towel

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 02:24pm by AP

    ... for corruption offences committed during his 2000-2008 presidential tenure. The statement quoted Chen as saying that he tried to take his own life to protest his corruption conviction, part of which ... that using the fund did not constitute corruption. Chen has been receiving special medical treatment in recent months because of a series of health problems, including a heart ailment. His office has ...

  8. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan’s jailed ex-president suffering severe mental ailments: doctors

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 03:53pm by Bryan Harris

    ... a 17-and-a-half-year sentence for corruption at a Taichung prison in central Taiwan. However, following his incarceration five years ago, his health began to worsen and he is now said to be suffering from ...

  9. News - China - TAIPEI BRIEFING

    Return of Chen Shui-bian a dilemma for opposition party in Taiwan

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... he quit after being charged with corruption in 2008. Its predicament was further compounded by Chen's attempted suicide on Sunday, in what has been seen as a move to put pressure ... insisted that his corruption conviction was politically motivated by the mainland-friendly government of President Ma Ying-jeou, which he says wants to punish him for his anti-mainland stand ...

  10. News - China - TAIWAN

    US seizes two homes linked to Taiwan’s Chen Shui-bian

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 04:44pm by AFP

    ... corruption,” Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer said in a statement. While Chen was in office, Yuanta Securities paid a bribe of TW$200 million (about US$6 million) to Wu in 2004 to ensure ... the US assets of foreign corrupt officials who try to use our country to conceal the illicit proceeds and profits of their crimes.” Chen is serving a jail term of 18 years and six months ...




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