Lin Yi-shih

Questions over impartiality of judicial system in Taiwan

A sign erected by a TV station outside a Taipei district court during the trial of Lin Yi-shih, who was found guilty of extortion. Photo: AFP

The recent acquittal of a former top aide of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou on corruption charges has been widely criticised by the media and the public, with fresh concerns raised about the long disputed impartiality of the island's judicial system.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 5:41am 1 comment

Taiwan launches integrity probe for top officials

Taiwan Premier Jiang Yi-huah. Photo: AFP

Taiwan is carrying out a review looking at the integrity of its top-tier politicians, a report said on Wednesday, after a string of high-profile corruption scandals that have rocked the island.

Premier Jiang Yi-huah told the United Evening News he had instructed the justice ministry to look into political appointees for “any conduct unbefitting their positions”.

1 May 2013 - 6:37pm

Former Ma Ying-jeou aide Lin Yi-shih jailed for extortion

Lin Yi-shih, former cabinet secretary-general and a vice chairman of the ruling Kuomintang, gestures at a police station in Taipei. Photo: AFP

A former top aide of Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou was sentenced yesterday to seven years and four months in jail for using his position as a legislator to make illicit gains, and for failing to explain the sources of his wealth.

1 May 2013 - 5:07am 1 comment