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  1. Taiwan's worse rating than Beijing on corruption spurs Ma into action

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of an agency similar to Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption. ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou has demanded an all-out end to graft after the island was rated even more corrupt than the mainland. Mr Ma, who has long pledged ...

  2. Taiwan's justice chief sees HK as role model

    Posted Feb 18th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... and women's rights activist told the South China Morning Post that she was pushing for the formation of an agency similar to Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption. 'We ... independently. The government would keep its distance to ensure it could not be accused of political interference, she said, a reference to Chen's corruption trial. Chen, who has denied all charges ...

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    Taiwan's Ma Ying-jeou pays price for heavy-handed politicking

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... In contrast to the swift ousting of Wang, no rapid punitive measures were taken by the KMT against former Ma aides charged with corruption. Fourth, poor handling of the island's economy ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei The public backlash against the Taiwanese leader for targeting the legislative speaker has been intense but he brought it on himself Ma pays price for ousting ...

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    Ma Ying-jeou's approval sinks to record 9pc amid KMT infighting

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of legislature Ma's slide worsens amid KMT infighting Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang yesterday appealed against a Taipei court's order that allowed party rival Wang Jin-pyng to temporarily ... the KMT went to the high court yesterday to file an appeal against a lower court's order on Friday that blocked Ma's bid to oust Wang from his post. "We maintain that the court has ...

  5. TV station survives subversion row

    Posted Nov 02nd 2005, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... role is to be assumed by the National Communications Commission in two months, ordered on Monday that TVBS resubmit its shareholding papers and other necessary documents by Friday to show that it was not fully owned by the Hong Kong broadcaster or risk having its licence revoked. TVBS said the GIO had launched a political witch hunt after the station broke news of the recent subway corruption ...

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    Ma’s move against speaker leaves Taiwan in turmoil

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei lawrence.chung@scmp.com Ma Ying-jeou's move against Speaker whips up a political and legal storm and is seen as a warning to other legislators who have defied ... a legislative backlash, a split in his party and questions over judicial independence. Wang's sacking and expulsion from the KMT amid accusations he sought to influence a legal case involving ...

  7. DPP allies urge Chen to admit corruption

    Posted Jan 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Political heavyweights in Taiwan's pro-independence camp have turned against former president Chen Shui-bian, urging him to plead guilty to corruption charges. 'He should have pleaded guilty a long time ago,' said Lin Cho-shui, a stalwart of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party. 'If he would do that now, it would still ...

  8. Frail, defiant Chen pleads not guilty to corruption charges

    Posted Feb 25th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei A frail former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian pleaded not guilty to corruption charges, insisting that the prosecution was politically motivated. 'I am not guilty at all because I have not committed any crime,' Chen said in a pre-trial hearing at Taipei District Court yesterday. Chen, who on Monday ended his three-day hunger strike against what ...

  9. DPP officials barred from rallying for or against Chen after brawl

    Posted Oct 14th 2008, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... of grass-roots members in protesting against the party's secretary general, Wang Touh, over his criticism of Mr Chen. 'Step down Wang Touh,' the group shouted as they scuffled with DPP ... which was hurt by Mr Chen's alleged role in a string of corruption scandals before he stepped down as president in May. 'All party officials and cadres must not take part in activities ...

  10. Taiwan gets warning on 'transit diplomacy'

    Posted Apr 26th 2006, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... officials to meet Mr Chen. 'It is clear we will never tolerate Taiwan independence,' Mr Li said. 'We will also not allow Taiwan leaders to make use of so-called transit diplomacy ...




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