Lai Su-ju

Taiwan president's confidante Lai Su-ju disciplined by party

Lai Su-ju. Photo: AFP

Lai’s “implication in the case has violated the party’s rules against corruption and has spoiled the party’s image”, the party led by President Ma Ying-jeou said in a statement.

Monday, 1 April, 2013, 5:29pm

'Shocked' Ma apologises for close aide's bribery scandal

Lai Su-ju

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou apologised yesterday over a close aide's implication in a bribery scandal linked to a massive building project in Taipei.

30 Mar 2013 - 4:22am

Taiwan president Ma sorry over confidant Lai’s graft case

Ma Ying-jeou and Lai Su-ju. Photos: Reuters and AFP

Taiwan’s President Ma Ying-jeou apologised on Friday after one of his confidants was implicated in a corruption scandal, just months after another friend resigned from the cabinet amid bribery accusations.

29 Mar 2013 - 6:57pm 1 comment

Graft probe of close aide deals blow to Ma's credibility

Ma Ying-jeou. Photo: AFP

Taiwanese prosecutors are investigating claims of corruption involving a close aide of President Ma Ying-jeou. That deals a blow to the credibility of Ma, who has vowed repeatedly since taking office in 2008, to keep his government free of graft.

29 Mar 2013 - 5:04am