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  1. A new broom

    Posted Jun 06th 2009, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... Albert Cheng The imminent retirement of Hong Kong Monetary Authority chief executive Joseph Yam Chi-kwong marks the end of a remarkable career and an extraordinary era. In the process of finding a successor, the government should take the opportunity to r ...

  2. No love lost for inscrutable star witness in Darwin

    Posted May 30th 2004, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Darwin It had started so well. Joanne Lees walked into courtroom six of the Darwin Magistrates Court looking demure but determined, dressed in a crisp white blouse ... as they watched the sun set over the desert at the tiny settlement of Ti Tree, and then continued their journey north, headed for Darwin. Their dream holiday turned into a nightmare about 7pm when ...

  3. Prison declares Chen's wife too ill to serve time

    Posted Feb 19th 2011, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A Taiwanese prison has decided not to imprison the wheelchair-bound wife of jailed former president Chen Shui-bian due to her poor health, ending months of controversy over her fate. The decision on Wu Shu-chen, 57, made after an assessment by a medical team yesterday, was welcomed by Chen, who is serving a 19-year sentence in Taipei Prison after being ...

  4. 'Prostitute-gate' the first stumble for Chen's son

    Posted Aug 06th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei From a rich daddy's boy to a defender of the 'nation of Taiwan', the son of convicted former president Chen Shui-bian is trying to do everything he can to restore the political glory of his father. Chen Chih-chung's mission includes winning a seat in the November 27 Kaohsiung City Council election in southern Taiwan. He sees ...

  5. Taiwan court to rule on Chen's appeal

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taiwan High Court is to decide today whether to uphold or reverse former president Chen Shui-bian's conviction on corruption charges, for which he has been sentenced by a district court to life imprisonment. If the guilty verdicts against Chen on various charges are all reversed today, Chen could be a free man. If not, the appeals process ...

  6. Chen's jail term cut from life to 20 years

    Posted Jun 12th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian saw his hopes for freedom dashed again yesterday when a court upheld his conviction for corruption, although it did reduce his sentence from life to 20 years. The Taiwan High Court ruled that Chen was guilty of corruption, but the case was not serious enough to merit the life term meted out by the Taipei ...

  7. Court clears Chen of graft charge

    Posted Jun 09th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The Taipei District Court has found ex-president Chen Shui-bian not guilty of embezzling diplomatic funds due to lack of evidence. Yesterday's ruling comes as an appeal court's decision looms on the same court's earlier conviction of Chen for a raft of financial and other offences, for which he was sentenced to life imprisonment. Chen ...

  8. Chen's hopes of release dashed again amid fresh allegations

    Posted Jul 14th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian's hopes of being released from detention have been dashed - for the third time - amid fresh allegations that he ... in detention Chen was able to pressure the court. Chen had also staged three hunger strikes, Mr Huang said. Chen and his wife were charged in mid-December with embezzling NT$104 million (HK$24.5 ...

  9. Chen's family sees jail terms cut

    Posted Feb 04th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Chen Shui-bian. The term of Wu Shu-chen- Chen's wheelchair-bound wife, who was found guilty of perjury in September by the Taipei District Court- was cut to nine months. The six-month sentences for her son, Chen Chih-chung; daughter, Dr Chen Hsin-yu, a dentist; and son-in-law Dr Chao Chien-ming, a physician, were also cut. 'We have decided to reduce the sentences against ...

  10. Plea bargaining by Chen relatives turned down

    Posted Aug 05th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese prosecutors have turned down requests for a plea bargain by the son and three other relatives of former president Chen Shui-bian. The refusal yesterday dashed the hopes of the ex-leader's son, Chen Chih-chung, daughter-in-law Huang Jui-ching, brother-in-law Wu Ching-mao and sister-in-law Chen Chun-ying of winning a pardon or lighter ...




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