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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    A match made in [corrupt] heaven

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan tim.noonan@scmp.com Drug cheat and master slugger Ramirez should feel right at home in the scandal-plagued Taiwanese baseball league A match made in [corrupt] heaven ... it's an absolutely perfect match. There are few sporting leagues anywhere in the world more blatantly corrupt than the CPBL. Start with the notion that the Taiwanese are absolutely silly ...

  2. High Court clears KMT candidate of corruption

    Posted Dec 29th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of corruption, removing the major hurdle for him to stand in March's presidential poll. The court's verdict yesterday should give the mainland-conciliatory party's candidate a freer hand ... embezzling NT$11 million in special allowances during his time as Taipei mayor between 1998 and last year. Taipei district prosecutor Hou Kuan-jen charged Mr Ma with corruption, despite criticism ...

  3. Annette Lu pleads not guilty to corruption

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese vice-president denies making illegal claims for special expenses Taiwanese Vice-President Annette Lu Hsiu-lien has pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption and forgery for allegedly using others' receipts to make illicit spending claims worth NT$5.6 million (HK$1.34 million). In a trial that began in Taipei yesterday, Lu, the first ...

  4. KMT to push for referendum on corruption as feud continues

    Posted May 24th 2007, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Kuomintang is to push for a referendum on corruption, in what is the latest in a string of politically charged moves that have highlighted longstanding ideological feuds in Taiwan. 'The KMT will mobilise all members to push for an anti-corruption referendum and reclaim national assets stolen by corrupt officials,' said Wu Poh-hsiung, head ...

  5. No easy way out of corruption trial for Chen's wife

    Posted Dec 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Charges against Wu, aides do not violate constitution: judge The Taipei District Court yesterday maintained that the corruption trial of President Chen ... Wu Shu-chen, be exempted from trial for corruption. Wu, paralysed from the waist down, collapsed shortly after the start of her trial last Friday. She asked to be excused from the second ...

  6. Corruption trial of Taiwan leader's son-in-law begins

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Seven plead not guilty to charges of insider trading Taiwanese President Chen Shui-bian's son-in-law went on trial yesterday over a corruption scandal ... corruption allegations tied to his family and government. The president's wife, Wu Shu-chen, is under investigation over allegations she accepted NT$5 million in department store gift vouchers ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China

    Taiwanese president’s confidante granted bail

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Taipei

    ... politicians in several high-profile court cases. She became the second KMT politician with close links to the president to be implicated in corruption scandals, after former party vice chairman and top cabinet official Lin Yi-shih was indicted on bribery charges last year. Taiwan has been rocked by a string of corruption scandals involving top officials in recent years, including ...




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